Basic object information

Object name: NGC 1501
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 11.5
Size: 52.0"
Magnitude of central star: 14.4
Object classification: 3
Description: pB,pS,vlE,1'Diam
Notes: H IV 53;PK144+6.1

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 04h 06m 60.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +60 55' 00"

Constellation: Camelopardalis

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 13/14.10.2004 0:05

Telescope: Newton 406/1830mm

Magn: 292x

Filter: UHC

Field: 10'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 63
Visuality: II
Weather: +2C, windy

Very bright blue disk at lower powers but at 292x it is a ring. The ring is very strait but sharp. There is a brightening on the ring's NW edge. Elongated in W-E direction. Slight foil covers the center. The 14 mag central star doesn't cause any problem.