(IAAC) NGC 1360 - 8" F/10

Observer: Yann POTHIER (France)
Your skill: advanced (many years)
Object: NGC 1360 (PK 220-53.1; PN G220.3-53.9; M1-3, ARO 208)
Category: planetary nebula
Constellation: FOR
Object data: Vmag=9.4; 460"x320"; type III; central star of Vmag=10.4 (PPM
246372); discovered by Swift in 1857; ELCAT: [OIII, 496+501nm] = 8.5 x
[Hbeta, 486nm].
RA/DE: 03h33.30m, -2551.' (2000.0)
Date and UT of observation: 02 November 1991
Location & latitude: La Clapiere Obs. (France, latN44 40 00, longE06 27 36)
Site classification: rural, alt.1650m (5500ft)
Limiting magnitude (visual in UMi): -
Transparency (1 to 5 - best to worst): 1
Seeing (1 to 5 - best to worst): 3
Moon up (phase?): no
Instrument: Meade SCT 8" (203mm), F/10
Magnification: 87-100x
Filters used: -
Description: at 87x, easy, centered on a mag10-11 star, large nebula
somewhat elongated SW-NE; at 100x, very large, about 8' (480") in extent.
Yann Pothier
11 impasse Canart, 75012 PARIS, FRANCE
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