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


            Andrew Lockwood
NGC7293 The Helix in Aquarius
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NGC7293 The Helix in Aquarius

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Starfinder 10"

Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg-8

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding cameras: The Imaging Source DMK41AF02.AS

Software: PHD guiding  ·  PixInsight

Filters: astronomik 12nm H-Alpha  ·  Astronomik 12nm OIII Filter O3 12 nm

Dates:Nov. 8, 2013

Frames: 12x900"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.40%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 100020

RA center: 22h 29' 43"

DEC center: -20° 47' 6"

Pixel scale: 0.955 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.302 degrees

Field radius: 0.552 degrees

Resolution: 3326x2504

Locations: home, perth, western australia, Australia


NGC 7293, The Helix nebula in Aquarius. 700 light years away, this is the closest planetary nebula. Taken using narrow band filters, the red colour is ionised hydrogen and nitrogen, and the blue green colour is oxygen emission, ionised by the UV radiation from the central star.
This image was acquired from suburban Perth.


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NGC7293 The Helix in Aquarius, 


            Andrew Lockwood