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NGC 1535 (AKA CLEOPATRA'S EYE)

 PLANETARY NEBULA IN ERIDANUS    

(Image centered at: ra 04 h:14 m / dec - 12 44')

 

 

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November - 2023, Home Backyard in Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Planetary Nebula

APPARENT DIAMETER: 0.6 arc minutes

APPARENT MAGNITUDE (V): 10.5

DISTANCE: 5,500 light years

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

INSTRUMENT: 6" ORION OPTICS UK (Ultra Grade Optics) w/Sky Watcher Coma Corrector (0.9x) working at at f4.5

CAMERA: QHY 183 MONO

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6, OAG with Starlight Xpress Lodestar

FILTERS: BAADER LRGB Set

SKY CONDITIONS: urban skies - Bortle 8

EXPOSURES: LRGB (30,30,30,30)

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

A rather small Planetary Nebula in the constellation of Eridanus around 4 degrees east from Gamma Eridani lying in starless field.  The nebula has a nice green colour outer gas shell, similar to the Eskimo Nebula. It is also known as the Cleopatra's Eye. Visually this object demands large aperture telescopes and high magnification to reveal its structure. NGC 1535 was first spied by the German-born British astronomer William Herschel on February 1, 1785.