|NGC 1360: Planetary Nebula (Fornax) RA: 03h 33.2m / DEC: -25° 52'.3|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
This large, bright planetary nebula resides 4.2 degrees due south of 4.3 magnitude Tau5 (19) Eridani. 6.4 magnitude HD 21997 shines about 26' to the northwest. NGC 1360 has a photographic magnitude of 9.6, which indicates a visual magnitude of about 8.6. The nebula appears 6'x3' in size at 129X in the 10-inch. The 11th magnitude central star is readily visible. NGC 1371, a 10.7 magnitude barred spiral galaxy, resides one degree to the northeast.
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