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Helix Nebula (Morocco - Atlas Mountains), 


            Paul Muskee
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Helix Nebula (Morocco - Atlas Mountains)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT81 APO

Imaging cameras: Atik Horizon OSC

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 GuideScope

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Focal reducers: William Optics FLAT6A

Software: Ripley PixInsight 1.8  ·  PHD2 Guiding Software  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  AstroPixelProcessor  ·  Bahtinov Grabber  ·  Cartes du Ciel  ·  Celestron ASCOM

Filters: Baader UV-IR-CUT Filter

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster

Dates:July 4, 2019

Frames:Baader UV-IR-CUT Filter: 50x300" (gain: 1.00) -17C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.06%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean SQM: 21.60

Astrometry.net job: 2792909

RA center: 22h 30' 43"

DEC center: -20° 43' 58"

Pixel scale: 2.025 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.525 degrees

Field radius: 1.615 degrees

Resolution: 4581x3474

Locations: Atlas Mountains, Tagherat Anekrim, Agadir-Ida-Ou Tanane Province, Morocco

Data source: Traveller


Helix Nebula taken from the Atlas Mountains.

Not so many data since I used this object to fill some gaps in time which otherwise would go unused.

With many thanks to Hans Hoogkamer and his wife Janina for providing me with his excellent telescope, food, a stay and much more!



Paul Muskee
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Helix Nebula (Morocco - Atlas Mountains), 


            Paul Muskee