The Details
Object
NGC 1501 in Camelopardalis
Optics
Celestron C-14 at f/6.9
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-8XE
Filters
SBIG LRGB filter set
Date
07 October 2002
Location
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Exposure
L 12 x 300 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Photoshop
Orientation
Field of View: 11’30" x 09’00" centered on RA 04h07m27s
DEC 05°09’20”. North angle 280.1 °; east 90° CW from north
Notes
Discovered by William Herschel in 1787, this planetary nebula has an apparent diameter of 52 arc-seconds and lies about 5000 light years from earth. The central star of this planetary shines at magnitude 14.3. Located in a rich star field, this object has a wealth of internal structure that can be unlocked with a CCD camera.

 

 

 

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