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NGC 1514

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NGC 1514 is often called the Crystal Ball Nebula. It is a planetary nebula located in the constellation of Taurus. Discovered by William Herschel in 1790, it caused him to rethink the idea that nebulosity is just unresolved stars. The nebula is formed by a tightly bound pair of dying stars that are expelling their outer layers.

Imaged with the 10" RC scope and Atik 314L mono ccd.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Taurus
  • Right Ascension: 04h 09m 16.984s
  • Declination: +30° 46′ 33.47″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 2200
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