Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Aquarius (Aqr)  ·  Contains:  Helix Nebula  ·  NGC 7293
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NGC7293 (C63) Helix Nebula, 


NGC7293 (C63) Helix Nebula
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NGC7293 (C63) Helix Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 9.25" EdgeHD

Mounts: Celestron CGEMⅡ

Software: Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  PixInsight 1.8.6 PixInsight

Accessory: ZWO OAG  ·  Kendrick Astro Instruments Dew Heater  ·  AstroZap Dew Shield  ·  AstroZap Dew Controller  ·  Celestron Focus Motor  ·  StarLight Xpress Filter Wheel  ·  Telrad Finder

Dates:Oct. 16, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-pro: 16x600" (gain: 120.00) bin 1x1

Integration: 2.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.16%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4261402

RA center: 22h 29' 37"

DEC center: -20° 48' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.207 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.279 degrees

Field radius: 0.261 degrees

Resolution: 7151x5619

Locations: Farrell Ranch, Meridian, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


Things have finally returned to normal in Houston after winter storm Uri pummeled our city! I've finally gotten used to living with power again and am not wearing my headlamp 24/7 :) With all the craziness happening I haven't had time to take any new pictures, so I decided to do a little more work on the Helix nebula. I'm off to Farrell Ranch to do some imaging next weekend so stay tuned for a velvety Rosette and some galactic goodness!