Planetary Nebula NGC1360 in Fornax

(RA 3h 33.3m , Dec. -2551', 9.4 mag., 300 x 540 arcsec.)

This large planetary nebula has an oval disk and a bright (11 mag.) central star. It is located 410' S of t5 Eridani (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on December 20, 2000 from Harrowsmith, Ontario using Cookbook 245 LDC camera and Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f3.0 focal reducer. Unguided white exposures (21 x 60 sec.) were combined with AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'. North is up.

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