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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 1514 - Inst: 8" Celestron SCT



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Observer: Eric Greene
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 30 Jan 1998 2000
Location of site: Winter Star Party - Florida Keys (Lat 24.5, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 7 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8" Celestron SCT
Magnification: 125 167
Filter(s): UHC O-III
Object(s): NGC 1514
Category: Planetary nebula
Class: 
Constellation: Tau
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
This seems to be one of the least observed of the large, bright
planetary nebulae.  It is very large and ring shaped around a mag 10
star. I spent a long time looking for it before finally spotting it at
the Blue Ridge Parkway star gaze in 1989.  I kept walking over the
planetary without seeing it since it was so large.  Look for 3 mag 10
stars in a line across your field of view and the nebula is around the
middle star.  While easy in really dark skies, it becomes a much more
difficult object with light pollution or haze.  A UHC or O-III filter
and around 110x pop it easily into view.
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