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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula), 


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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)
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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade LX200 14" ACF

Imaging cameras: Canon Rebel T5i

Mounts: Mountain Instruments MI-250

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade LX200 14" ACF

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: Optec Lepus 0.62x Telecompressor

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Dates:July 31, 2016

Frames: 110x600"

Integration: 18.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.81%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1391690

RA center: 22h 29' 34"

DEC center: -20° 51' 36"

Pixel scale: 1.479 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -92.081 degrees

Field radius: 0.309 degrees

Resolution: 1280x790

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States


Redo of the Helix, like to see how much I have gotten better at processing over the years. I would say this version is a bit better than the one two years ago, just a bit. :-)



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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula), 


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