Dan Crowson

NGC 1514

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1 RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2 360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours
NGC 1514 (PK 165-15 1 and many others) is a large planetary nebula located approximately 1,500 light-years away in Taurus. The background of the image contains a lot of dust designated in the Planck Galactic Cold Clump (PGCC) catalog. A wider view showing a lot more dust can be seen in Gregg Ruppel’s recent image here - http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc1514.html.