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)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC1360 / Planetary Nebula
R.A.03h 33m 17.9s (2000.0)
Dec.-25° 51' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size6.5'
Real SizeN/A
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 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.


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