DSS image of NGC1988
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC1988, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC1988
Overlaid DSS image of NGC1988, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Star
RA (2000)  5h 37' 26.5"
Dec (2000)  21° 13' 6" N
Constellation  Taurus
Description  var

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
30 Dec 2015 Waikoloa, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" Gypsy @ 233x

A single star of about tenth magnitude at the coordinates, nothing that could be mistaken for a DSO in the field, possibly a reflection of ζTau which is only 5' southeast of the supposed object
Other Data Sources for NGC1988
Nearby objects for NGC1988
4 objects found within 120'
NGC1952 NGC1988
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.