Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  Helix nebula  ·  NGC 7293
NGC 7293 the Helix nebula, 



    
        

            Steve Coates
NGC 7293 the Helix nebula
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NGC 7293 the Helix nebula, 



    
        

            Steve Coates
NGC 7293 the Helix nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT8RC  ·  Orion EON 80mm

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8  ·  QSI 683 ws

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm GuideScope

Guiding cameras: Lodestar  ·  Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager & Autoguider

Focal reducers: Astro Tech Field Flattener

Software: photoshop  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Maxim DL  ·  TheSkyX  ·  Registar

Filters: Astronomik H-alpha 6nm  ·  Astrodon E-series LRGB  ·  AstroDon 5nm Ha  ·  AstroDon O3 5nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB 36mm Round Fil


Dates:Oct. 12, 2012Oct. 13, 2012Oct. 18, 2012Oct. 20, 2012Sept. 26, 2013Oct. 5, 2013

Frames:
AstroDon 5nm Ha: 4x900" (1h) -10C bin 1x1
AstroDon O3 5nm: 6x1200" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB: 20x360" (2h) bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB: 10x360" (1h) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik H-alpha 6nm: 4x1200" (1h 20') bin 1x1
Astronomik H-alpha 6nm: 8x900" (2h) bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 14.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 558458

RA center: 22h 29' 36"

DEC center: -20° 42' 10"

Orientation: 90.149 degrees

Field radius: 1.172 degrees


Resolution: 5430x4116

Locations: Home, Ocala, Florida, United States

Description

Widefield of Helix nebula in Aquarius

This was imaged using the 80mm Orion EON and the Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chretien with a focal length of 1625mm (f/.

RGB 6min subs totaling 3 hours (1 hour each channel) using the Orion 80mm EON with a focal length of 480mm (f/6.25).

Ha 20min subs totaling 1 hour and 20 minutes.

OIII 20 min subs totaling 2 hours using the Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chretien with a focal length of 1625mm (f/

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8

Losmandy G11 Gemini II German equatorial mount

Imaging telescopes: Orion 80mm EON and Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chretien.

Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS5 and RegiStar

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NGC 7293 the Helix nebula, 



    
        

            Steve Coates