NGC 1514

About image
NGC 1514 is a planetary nebula visible in Taurus constellation.
It has a diameter of 2.2' and shows a central star of magnitude 9.3 which is unusually bright for these type of objects: probably it is a binary star with a period of 10 days and the gas which constitute the nebula is expanding away from the more massive star of the pair.
In this image, between the planetary nebula and the bright yellow star on the right side, it is visible also some interstellar dust (indeed in all the frame it is visible dust, but it is very faint and can be seen only with a strong stretch of the image)

Technical data
Optic            GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount          10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera           Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions
Filters        Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB
Guiding system      OAG Moravian M68 with guide camera Moravian G1-0301
Exposure details    L 30x600" bin2 -20C
            R 16x300" bin2 -20C
                          G 16x300" bin2 -20C
            B 16x300" bin2 -20C
Total integration    9h
Acquisition        Voyager, PHD2
Processing        Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5
SQM-L         21.3    
Location         Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date            25/26 October 2019

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