Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  Helix nebula  ·  NGC 7293
Helix Nebula NGC7293, 


            Gardner D. Gerry
Helix Nebula NGC7293
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Helix Nebula NGC7293

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: C9.25

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9C

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV F60M3

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guider (mono)

Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2"

Accessory: Thousand Oaks Dew Controller  ·  Robin Casady Accessories Saddle plate

Dates:Sept. 28, 2013

Frames: 19x480" (2h 32')

Integration: 2h 32'

Avg. Moon age: 23.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.46%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 97153

RA center: 22h 29' 39"

DEC center: -20° 49' 55"

Pixel scale: 0.794 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 93.412 degrees

Field radius: 0.437 degrees

Resolution: 620x438


Not many chances to get out lately, the public observing keeps me busy and the rest of life too, deep sky work has kind of had to take the back burner for a while. Hopefully I can get out more and still keep doing public sessions which are so much fun!



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Helix Nebula NGC7293, 


            Gardner D. Gerry