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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 1360, The Robin's egg.


Type Planetary Nebula 
Position  03 33.3, -25 51
Constellation Fornax
Camera and Telescope STXL11002, STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB =165:60:60:60 with Baader filters. Luminance binned 1x1, colour 2x2 (STXL11002). Hydrogen Alpha = 240 minutes, Oxygen III = 280 minutes unbinned. Astrodon and Chroma filters.
Description This unusual planetary nebula is almost exactly ten degrees north of the barred spiral NGC 1365. It's reasonably bright (magnitude 9.4) and quite large at about 6.5' across.  The small reddish jet at the top results from an earlier outburst of the central star. There is a much fainter jet at the other end of the nebula (lower left). This image is a full resolution crop.