Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  NGC 1360
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Robin's Egg Nebula, 



    
        

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Robin's Egg Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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Robin's Egg Nebula, 



    
        

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Robin's Egg Nebula, 



    
        

            Patrick Dufour

Robin's Egg Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iHW

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: iOptron CEM120 EC2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iHW

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MC

Filters: Astrodon Ha 50mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon O3 50mm 5nm


Dates:Nov. 16, 2020

Frames: 60x600" (10h)

Integration: 10h

Avg. Moon age: 1.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.43%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4020481

RA center: 3h 33' 17"

DEC center: -25° 52' 12"

Pixel scale: 1.263 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.831 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees


Resolution: 2457x1903

Locations: Cielmonchili, Monte Patria, Coquimbo, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Vast planetary nebula whose shell has an ellipsoid shape and its main axis is twice the length of the secondary axis. The main axis is tilted 60 ° from our line of sight. The age of the shell is around 10,000 years and its low density, less than 130 hydrogen atoms per cubic centimeter, implies that NGC 1360 has started to blend into the interstellar medium. A region of low ionized emission is observed near the northeast end of the main axis. This region moves faster and is younger than the shell of the nebula. It would be located at a distance of approximately 1,700 light years.

This image was produced with the Ha - Oiii filters and the composition was inspired by the method proposed by the author of The Coldest Nights

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