Deep Sky Object in Winter
NGC1360 (Planetary Nebula in Fornax)
|Date & Time: ||Dec 5 2015, from 21:28 to 22:25 JST(+0900)
|Composed 8 shots with 8 minutes exposed|
|Optical: ||Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
|with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter|
|Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
|Digital Camera: ||Canon EOS D600 (Remodeled)
|Location: ||Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.
|Camera Settings: ||Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)|
At around southern lower skies in winter, a planetary nebula in north east of Fornax is NGC1360.
The nebula has very dimmed ellipse and a long axis of about 7 arc minutes.
|NGC1360 / Planetary Nebula|
|R.A.||03h 33m 17.9s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||-25° 51' 00" (2000.0)|
NGC1360 has very low altitude in meridian transit at Japan.
I have hardly chances to take the image of the faint planetary under good conditioned skies.
But you may detect NGC1360 through large-sized telescopes as an indistinct lump of light when you're favored with dark and highly transparent atmosphere.