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NGC1360 - Robin's Egg Nebula, 


            Rodney Watters
NGC1360 - Robin's Egg Nebula

NGC1360 - Robin's Egg Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1663x1252

Dates:Nov. 6, 2016Nov. 21, 2016Nov. 24, 2016Nov. 26, 2016

Astronomik Ha 12nm: 15x1800" -25C bin 1x1
Astronomik Blue: 24x600" -25C bin 1x1
Green: 30x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astronomik Luminance: 44x300" -25C bin 1x1
Astronomik O III: 17x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red: 20x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 26.7 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 20.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.61% job: 1372623

RA center: 3h 33' 15"

DEC center: -25° 52' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.584 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.388 degrees

Field radius: 0.458

Locations: Glanmire Home Observatory, Bathurst, NSW, Australia


NGC1360, a.k.a. "Robin's Egg Nebula". A planetary nebula in the constellation of Fornax. A lovely and distinctively shaped nebula that is different in many ways to most classical planetary nebula. The deep blue colour comes from the presence of Oxygen III gas in the nebula and was captured using OIII filters on my QSI 683 camera. The red material noticeable coming from the north east of the nebula is said to have been ejected before the central star became a true planetary nebula.

The nebula is approximately 111 x 7.5 arcminutes in size and is located at a distance of about 1800 light years from earth. Fairly close in the overall scheme of things.



Rodney Watters
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NGC1360 - Robin's Egg Nebula, 


            Rodney Watters