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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula), 



    
        

            Dean Carr

NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)

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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula), 



    
        

            Dean Carr

NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Imaging cameras: QSI683WSG-8

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Software: Simulation Curriculum Sky Safari Plus  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Simulation Curriculum Starry Night Pro Plus 7

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25"


Dates:Sept. 23, 2017

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 12x900" (3h) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 10x1200" (3h 20') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 2x900" (30') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 9x1200" (3h) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 2x900" (30') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 10h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 3.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.22%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2391103


Resolution: 2615x1793

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 7293 is a large planetary nebula spanning about 2.5 light-years, approximately 700 light years from Earth, and can be seen in the constellation Aquarius. It is known as the ‘Helix Nebula’ and sometimes as the ‘Eye of God’.

This image was processed in PixInsight using a bespoke palette (Red = Ha/SII blend, Green = OIII/Ha blend, Blue = OIII). The final image was cropped, then re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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