Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  Helix Nebula  ·  NGC 7293
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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: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 70Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN 2

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Adobe Lightroom

Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter


Dates:Aug. 22, 2017

Frames:Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter: 21x120" ISO1600

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~17

Avg. Moon age: 0.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.70%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3476612

RA center: 22h 29' 42"

DEC center: -20° 50' 45"

Pixel scale: 2.159 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.717 degrees

Field radius: 1.120 degrees


Resolution: 3126x2044

Locations: Gurnigel 1608m, Bern, BE, Switzerland

Description

It was on top of my shooting list: the Helix Nebula

The night started very good. But I had to wait for the Helix Nebula because it is very very low...
Unfortunately clouds arrived quickly so I had to stop shooting...

Hope for this night again... forecast looks good... like today.... :-(

f/5.6, 2x drizzled, resized to original resolution

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NGC 7293 Helix Nebula, 



    
        

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