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Contains:  Helix nebula, NGC 7293
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Helix nebula - The Eye of Science, 


            Nicholas Jones
Helix nebula - The Eye of Science
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Helix nebula - The Eye of Science

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Imaging cameras: FLI Microline ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1100 gto

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2

Software: CCDStack 2

Filters: Astrodon LRGB2  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC

Accessory: ScopeDome 3M  ·  Astrodon MonsterMOAG Off-Axis Guider

Dates:Aug. 31, 2019

Frames: 80x240"

Integration: 5.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.77%

Basic astrometry details job: 2918900

RA center: 22h 29' 15"

DEC center: -20° 50' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.456 degrees

Field radius: 0.310 degrees

Resolution: 3369x1758

Locations: Terip Terip, Murindindi Shire, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


The Helix nebula is a planetary nebula, consisting of several expanding shells of ionised gas.
Its large and bright compared to other planetary nebula I've tried.

Location: Central Victorian Highlands, Victoria, Australia
Dates: August 2019
Optics: AG Optical Systems 12.5" iDK,
Focal length 2121 mm
Camera: mono FLI ML16200 with a Loadstar X2 on an Astrodon MOAG off-axis guider.
Adaptive Optics: SXV-AO-LF
Observatory: Scopedome
Acquisition: Voyager
Integration frames: 20 x 240sec luminance, 20 each for reg, green and blue filters



Nicholas Jones
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Helix nebula - The Eye of Science, 


            Nicholas Jones