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Observation by Peter Goodhew FRAS: NGC 1501

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Peter Goodhew FRAS


Peter Goodhew FRAS


2021 Jan 28 - 20:18


2021 Jan 30 - 20:20


The Camel Eye Nebula (NGC1501)

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Field centre

RA: 04h06m
Dec: +60°55'
Position angle: -1°07'

Field size

0°10' × 0°08'

  • APM TMB LZOS 152 Refractors
  • QSI6120 CCD Cameras
  • 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount

7 hours OIIILRGB


Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Target name

NGC 1501


NGC 1501

About this image

Another bright planetary nebula to capture during a full moon.
NGC 1501 is a complex planetary nebula in the constellation Camelopardalis.
It's progenitor star is a pulsating star, meaning that its brightness varies regularly and periodically. In the case of NGC 1501’s progenitor star, this is incredibly fast, with the star’s brightness changing significantly in just half an hour.

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