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NGC4361 is a planetary nebula toward the Constellation Corvus approximately 2-3 Thousand Light-Years distant. At first glance it resembles a galaxy, but the short galaxy-like arms are actually bipolar outflows from the developing white dwarf in the center of the nebula. Object: NGC4361 Distance: 2-3 Thousand LY Magnitude: 10.9 Date: June 2012 Place: Fort Davis, TX Exposure Details: LRGB:220:90:120:180 unbinned Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3 Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808mm @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Robotic Camera: SBIG STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: Off-Axis with SBIG RGH Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB Gen II 2"

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