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Contains:  Helix nebula, NGC 7293
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Helix Nebula, 


Helix Nebula

Helix Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C14 XLT

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-6303E

Mount:Bisque Paramount ME

Software:Software Bisque The Sky X ProPixInsightGimpCCDCommander

Accessory:SBIG AO-L

Resolution: 1536x1024

Dates:Oct. 11, 2015

Frames: 48x180"

Integration: 2.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.02% job: 895695

RA center: 337.404 degrees

DEC center: -20.821 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.825 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.827 degrees

Field radius: 0.211 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory


This is my Helix. It is not very deep, but the seeing must have been very good that night (and I hit the focus spot on). The Helix is low for me (about 30 deg altitude), so I can't take data for long because the wall of the observatory blocks it. I am very pleased with this one.



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Helix Nebula,