Planetary Nebula NGC4361 in Corvus
(RA 12h 24.5m , Dec. -18° 48', 10.9 mag., >45 arcsec.)
This bright planetary nebule is located inside the trapezium outline of this constellation about 2°30' SW of d Corvi (see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on May 14, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 f10 SCT. Unguided white exposures (13 x 60 sec.) were combined with cyan, magenta and yellow-filtered images (3 x 60 sec. each) using AIP4WIN. Resulting color image was then adjusted in Lab color model using Corel PhotoPaint 8.
Only a part ( 80%) of the original Cookbook 245 frame is shown. North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 7°45' x 10°. North is up.
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