Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1360  ·  NGC1360  ·  PK220-53.1

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    The Robin’s Egg Nebula, NGC 1360, in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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    The Robin’s Egg Nebula, NGC 1360, in Narrowband

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    Dates:Nov. 6, 2019

    Frames: 10x600"

    Integration: 1.7 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 9.23 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 69.16%


    Astrometry.net job: 3039565

    RA center: 3h 33' 18"

    DEC center: -25° 51' 44"

    Pixel scale: 0.965 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -91.028 degrees

    Field radius: 0.421 degrees


    Resolution: 2256x2185

    Data source: Amateur hosting facility

    Remote source: ChileScope

    Description

    This beautiful, rarely imaged, planetary nebula was captured in OIII and Ha. A mere 1.7 hours of imaging time brought out some nice colors and structures.

    This nebula’s central star is a binary. There are jets on both ends.

    Tech Notes:
    ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
    FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
    ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
    Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo

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    The Robin’s Egg Nebula, NGC 1360, in Narrowband, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter