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Contains:  NGC 1360
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Technical card

Resolution: 4476x3584

Dates:Oct. 6, 2018

Frames: 89x300"

Integration: 7.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.30% job: 2314040

RA center: 53.267 degrees

DEC center: -25.862 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 189.939 degrees

Field radius: 0.468 degrees

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Own remote observatory


The Robin's Egg nebula

NGC1360 was my target for the October 2018 new moon. I was inspired by Terry Robison's excellent image of this object

This object is a planetary nebula. The strong blue colour is owed to the strong OIII emission - I would love to add some narrowband to the data at the next opportunity.

Blurb on the imaging deails:
Location: Central Victorian Highlands, Victoria, Australia
Dates: 6 Oct - 11 Oct 2018
Optics: AG Optical Systems 12.5" iDK,
Focal length 2121 mm
Camera: mono FLI ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Acquisition: Software: Sequence Generator Pro
LRGB : 30 x 5min lum
29 x 5min red
19 x 5min green
11 x 19min blue

total integration 89 x 5min = 7 hours 25 mins
Astrodon Gen II filters
Sensor temp: -30
Jet stream speed: 55km/hr
Calm conditions



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Robin's Egg nebula, 


            Nicholas Jones