Basic object information

Object name: NGC 1514
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 10.9
Size: 2.2'
Magnitude of central star: 9.5
Object classification: 3(2)
Description: *9 in neb 3'Diam

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 04h 09m 18.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +30 47' 00"

Constellation: Taurus


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 15/16.12.2006 0:40

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 309x

Filter: UHC

Field: 9'

NE Lim.mag: 6.3

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Visuality: II

Height: 54


Weather: -1C, random clouds, windy

Pretty large NW-SE oriented nebula around the 10 mag star. With averted vision and the UHC filter nebula appears as a pale irregular ring. There are brighter areas on the west and east tips, also the southern edge is clearly brighter (but fainter than the tips). The nebulosity does not touch the central star.