Deepsky Object in Winter
NGC1535 (Planetary Nebula in Eridanus)

Date & Time: Jan 12 2001, 22:52 JST(+0900), 50sec. exposed 5shots
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain, afocal method with LV12mm eyepiece
Synthesized focal length f=1289mm (equivalent f=8588mm in 35mm film format)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial
Digital Camera: CASIO QV2800UX
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Mode.....1600×1200 FINE
Lens.....f=6.2mm (equivalent f=41mm in 35mm film format), Stop: F3.2
CCD sensitivity.....ISO320, White Balance.....Daylight

NGC1535 / Planetary Nebula, type IV+IIc
R.A.04h 14m 12.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-12° 44' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size20~17"
Real Size0.21×0.18 light yrs.
Distance2150 light yrs.
NGC1535 is a compact planetary nebula positioned in north east of Eridanus, has a visual diameter of about 40 arc seconds. Although this picture cannot show you detailed structure, the nebula has a color of bluish green and an oval shape. And the nebula has a nickname of "Cleopatra's eye".


Hind's Variable Nebula(NGC1554)

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