NGC 1535

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NGC 1535 is very similar to the Eskimo Nebula in both structure and color. Through our telescope this bubble of gas appears to glow a pale neon aqua. Visually the central star can sometimes be difficult to see- but in the image its existence is quite certain. NGC 1535 is no less than 1,500 light years away. Once you have seen NGC 6543, NGC 6826, and NGC 7662- be sure to swing by Eridanus for this little gem.


20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.4
Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount
SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

L R G B color production was used to create this image.

Luminance= (synthetic) 40 minutes binned 1x1 Red = 15 minutes binned 1x1
Green = 15 minutes binned 1x1
Blue = 10 minutes binned 1x1

  • One blue frame was bad- otherwise the seeing was quite good.
  • A deeper exposure might be able to detect subtle brightness variations (structure) in the outer shell.
  • Minimum credit line: Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF


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    Updated: 9/19/2003