Object of the Season (Winter 2021)
Planetary Nebula NGC 1514 in Taurus
NGC 1514 was discovered by William Herschel on 13 November 1790. It was his prototype of a ‘nebulous star’. The central object is a binary star, an unusual case. The planetary nebula shines strongly in the light of double ionized oxygen (OIII). Thus, a filter is useful.
- NGC 1514
- Position (2000)
- 04h 0 9m 16s.9 +30° 46' 33"(Tau)
- Visual Magnitude
- Central Star Magnitude
- 2.2' (0.5 ly)
- 900 ly
- Other Designations
- IV69, h311, GC810, PK 165-15.1, LEDA 2882948
Results of the observations of NGC 1514 will be published in DSO 190.
Wolfgang Steinicke - Nebulae and Clusters Section Director