NGC 1360 — the Robin’s Egg Nebula

NGC 1360 — Click on image to enlarge

NGC 1360 is also known as the Robin’s Egg Nebula, a planetary nebula in the constellation Fornax with a strong OIII emission. Note the slight reddish material centrally, believed to have been ejected from the original star before its final collapse.

Technical Details:

All data was obtained from SSRO/CTIO/PROMPT in Chile during the winter of 2019 using a 16″ RCOS @ f/11.3 with an FLI 16803 Proline camera, mounted on a Planewave 200 HR mount. Image scale is 0.41″/pixel.

Processed in Photoshop as an L(Red+Ha)(G+OIII)(B+OIII), using about 10 hours Lum, 9 hours Red, 9 hours Green, 9 hours Blue, 7 hours Ha, and 5 hours OIII.