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A bright and colourful planetary in Taurus


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About this observation
Nick Hewitt
Time of observation
01/11/2013 - 00:00
NGC 1514 in Taurus
Observing location
Billing Northampton
TMB 115mm f7 triplet refractor
EQ6 mount
Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 CCD
O111 and RGB filters
O111 20 mins, RGB each 10 mins

William Herschel was the first to suspect this star and nebula to be associated, rather than to be an unresolved cluster. The central star is easy at 9th magnitude and the surrounding nebula can reveal reasonable detail with larger apertures. Can visual observers detect any colour, a striking feature of modern colour images?

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