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NGC1514 - The remnants of a pair of dying stars


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About this observation
Dean Ashton
Time of observation
09/10/2016 - 22:43
Observing location
St Austell, Cornwall UK
235mm Celestron EdgeHD SCT
Celestron CGEM
Nightscape OSC CCD with TEC control. Camera CCD temperature set to --10.0oC.
Off axis guide configuration using a LoadstarX2 guide camera.
Electronic starlight feather touch focuser using BOSS II control system.
11x600seconds f/10
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has imaged NGC1514 in infrared and provided evidence that the unusual shape of this planetary nebula is the result of the dust ejected by a pair of dying stars at its centre.

I captured this image on the 9th October 2016 from 11 ten-minute light frames.  Image calibration, stacking and processing was all carried out using PixInsight

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