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NGC 1501 - 5.12.2021 at 02.40 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 103439

Visibility III / V

Toni Veikkolainen, Veikko Mäkelä, Kari Laihia, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

In addition to a couple of interesting galaxies, Giraffe offers a lot of things for lovers of dimmer objects. This somewhat oval planetary nebula has dark structures around the eye-catching central star.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 1501
  • Constellation
    • Camelopardalis
  • Field of view
  • 31 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Selkeää, uusikuu, kirpeä pakkanen

  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 6
  • Nebulae
    • Planetary nebula info

      Planetary nebula is the remnant of a death star. It could be ring-shaped, disc-like or spread out rather irregularly.

      With the exception of some nearest objects planetary nebulae have a small apparent diameter and they need a rather big instrument to be visible.


      Planetary nebula M27 aka The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. Image Juha Parvio.


      M76 aka The Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus. Image Rauno Päivinen.

Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415 / 3320, Moravian G4-16000 EC Mark II, with filter L 11 x 120 s, 20 x dark, 12 x flat, 20 x bias, 3x binning, image cropped

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