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(IAAC) Obj: NGC1501 - Inst: 14.5" FL=1580 DOB



Observer: Todd Gross
Your skill: Intermediate - Many years
Date and UT of observation: 10/22/00 07:00GMT
Location & latitude: 22 mi. West of Boston, Ma. 42.3N
Site classification: Suburban
Limiting magnitude (visual): approx. 5.0 zenith, 5.0 vic.object
Seeing (1 to 10 - worst-best): 4
Moon up (phase?): Yes, large crescent
Weather: Clear
Instrument: 14.5" f/4.29 fl=1580mm Newt
Magnifications: Various from 69-264X (Including binoviewer)
Filters used: None, Deep Sky and UHC
Object: NGC1501
Constellation: Cam
Object data: PN
Size(s): 52"
Position: 04:07RA, +60:55DEC
Magnitude: 11.9
Personal "rating" this aperture: B/B+ 
I love this object every time I see it. An annular ring with nebulosity
throughout. Pronounced central star but best observed at higher power
(about 150x and above) and averted vision. Central star really takes 
over the show and pops out once clearly detected,  and once
it IS detected in fact, it dominates the nebula.  (Unlike M57)
However, NGC1501 is best viewed without filtration and without the binoviewer
although it  (the central star) did show up with the binoviewer used at 
264X with no filter. It also does barely shine through at 223x with 
a deepsky filter. UHC filter brings out the nebulosity best, but at 
this aperture, I lose the central star. 
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