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



    
        

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RA center: 22h29m39s.711

DEC center: -20°4946.81

Pixel scale: 0.634 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -15.251 degrees

Field radius: 0.300 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

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Resolution: 2412x2412

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Heaven's Mirror Observatory

Description

The Helix Nebula, also known as NGC 7293 or Caldwell 63 is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. This object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae, and it’s distance, measured by the Gaia mission, is apx. 650 light-years away. It is similar in appearance to the Cat's Eye Nebula and the Ring Nebula, whose size, age, and physical characteristics are very similar Gases from the star in the surrounding space appear, from our vantage point, as if we are looking down a helix structure, hence its name.  The Helix Nebula has sometimes been referred to as the "Eye of God as well as the "Eye of Sauron".

Filters :HaORGB
Integration: 40h05m
Ha 14x30m
Oiii 14x30m
L 19x20m
R 23x15m
G 25x20m
B 21x20m

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Helix Nebula, 



    
        

            vikas chander