ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


        NGC 1491 - Nebula in Perseus

NGC 1491                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

10 Jan. 2003
370 min. Total
10 & 30 min. Sub-Exposures
LRGB Filtered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This object is an emission nebula.  There is a central star that is exciting HII in the region which glows red.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2003

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