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strongmanmike2002 | all galleries >> Recent Image Gallery >> Orion Optics UK AG12 - High resolution imaging >> NGC 1360 The Magic Egg in Fornax > NGC 1360 The Magic Egg in Fornax
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17-DEC-2015 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

NGC 1360 The Magic Egg in Fornax

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Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
LHaOIIIRGB = 5hrs 5hrs 3hrs 1hr 1hr 1hr = 16hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
Using new Astronomik Deep-Sky RGB filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Taken over 7 nights, some Moon, variable cloud and average variable seeing

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 6

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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SmartmilToys.com12-Nov-2016 08:07
cool stars!
strongmanmike200219-Dec-2015 11:50
Ok, which ones..?
Sakib 19-Dec-2015 01:58
You need to image the galaxy and PN pairing in Centaurus!!!
strongmanmike200218-Dec-2015 02:10
Ha ha, on ya Sakib, knew you'd like it :-)...and I will try...although I do like galaxies...everyone likes galaxies!
Sakib 18-Dec-2015 00:11
Wow this is one of the best images of this PN, you've even captured the interior purple colours!! You should definitely continue imaging PN!!!