Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  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