Object Type: Planetary Nebula
RA: 12h 24m 30s
Dec: -18° 47' 5"
Recommended minimum aperture: 100mm
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NGC 4361 is located one field diameter to the SE of γ Crv.
What You Should See:
This condensed, 10th magnitude planetary nebula culminates close to the horizon at the latitude of southern Britain, making it a tricky object, but it is considerably easier from the latitude of the Mediterranean. As with all planetaries, it is much easier to see it if you use a UHC or O-III filter and averted vision. The 12th magnitude progenitor star is also visible at ×37.