Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  Helix nebula  ·  NGC 7293  ·  NGC7293  ·  PK036-57.1
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NGC 7293 The Helix Nebula

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NGC 7293 The Helix Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astrotech 92 Triplet AT92mm f/5.5

Imaging cameras: ATIK 420c

Mounts: Orion Azeq Atlas pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ASTRO TECH AT66ED Guiding

Guiding cameras: Orion star shoot auto guider Star Shoot AutoGuider

Software: PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs pHD guiding PHD2  ·  EQMOD, Stellarium, Stellarium Scope, PHD, Backyard EOS, Astro Tortilla Nebulosity 4

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Dual Motor Focus Controller Cube focuser  ·  Astro-Tech ATFF2 field flattener


Dates:Sept. 29, 2019

Frames: 40x300" (3h 20') -1C

Integration: 3h 20'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 0.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.82%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 3252958

RA center: 22h 29' 38"

DEC center: -20° 50' 0"

Pixel scale: 0.894 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -86.406 degrees

Field radius: 0.492 degrees


Resolution: 3160x2390

Locations: Picket Post Bortle 4, Superior, Arizona, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 7293 The Helix Nebula is a beautiful Planetary Nebula in Aquarius.

This was my first image out at the clubs dark site since May. This is drizzle integrated.

Mike

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    Original
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    B
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    C

B

Description: I wanted to smooth out the noise in the center of the nebula, the blue core. I used a Range and Star Mask combined with Pixel Math to protect everything but the core. I also changed the color a bit with Curves making it more Teal. Mike

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C

Description: This is a combined version of A and B using Pixel Math. Mike

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NGC 7293 The Helix Nebula, 



    
        

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