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Contains:  Helix nebula, NGC 7293
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Helix Nebula (Caldwell 63), 


            Henning Schmidt
Helix Nebula (Caldwell 63)
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Helix Nebula (Caldwell 63)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX 200 12"

Imaging camera:Primalucelab Canon 700DA Cooled

Mount:SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro

Focal reducer:Meade Focal Reducer 0.63x

Software:Adobe PS CS2PixInsight

Accessory:Lacerta Mgen

Dates:Sept. 9, 2016

Frames:Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2: 36x300" ISO1600 -15C

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 7.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.15%

Basic astrometry details job: 3216915

RA center: 22h 29' 38"

DEC center: -20° 50' 13"

Pixel scale: 0.460 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 346.046 degrees

Field radius: 0.322 degrees

Resolution: 3896x3200

Locations: Home observatory, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Helix Nebula (Caldwell 63, NGC 7293) from 08./09.09.2016, camera: Canon EOS 700Da cooled: 36x 300 sec, ISO 1600, cooled: -15°C, with Meade Focal Reducer 0.63.
Only max. 15° over the horizon. That's North Germany.



Henning Schmidt
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Helix Nebula (Caldwell 63), 


            Henning Schmidt