Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Helix nebula  ·  NGC 7293
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NGC 7293 Helix Nebula, 


NGC 7293 Helix Nebula
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NGC 7293 Helix Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LX200 8" GPS

Imaging cameras: Atik Cameras Atik 383 L+ Color

Mounts: Meade LX 200 on Wedge

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade ETX70-AT

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI Pro 2

Focal reducers: f6.3 focal reducer/field flattener Meade

Software: Fitswork4  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  Artemis capture

Filters: Meade LPR

Dates:Sept. 9, 2016

Frames:Meade LPR: 12x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~3

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 7.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.15%

Temperature: 18.00

Astrometry.net job: 1234396

RA center: 22h 29' 33"

DEC center: -20° 46' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.885 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -177.406 degrees

Field radius: 0.516 degrees

Resolution: 3354x2529

Locations: Home Observatory, Syke, Niedersachsen, Germany


My first Helix Nebula, at my place below 20° elevation.
Lots of fighting against air turbulence, light pollution and also tracking problems.

This Nebula is huge, but faint. So I need much more subs to get a decent image.

Anyway, this is a start.



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NGC 7293 Helix Nebula, 



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