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

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            Christoph Lichtblau
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The Helix Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion Optics UK CT10 F4.8

Imaging cameras: Zwo Asi 6200 mm pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ-6R pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics Megrez90

Guiding cameras: zwo ASI 120mc

Focal reducers: GPU Pal Gyulai GPU 2" Aplanatic Coma Corrector

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe PS CS2  ·  Deepsky stacker

Filters: Baader Filterset 2"


Dates:Aug. 13, 2020Aug. 14, 2020Aug. 15, 2020Aug. 16, 2020

Frames:
Baader Blue 2": 20x150" (50') (gain: 200.00)
Baader Green 2" Filter: 20x150" (50') ISO200
Baader H alpha 7nm: 35x300" (2h 55') (gain: 300.00) bin 1x1
Baader O III 8,5nm: 30x300" (2h 30') (gain: 300.00)
Baader Red 2": 20x150" (50') (gain: 200.00)

Integration: 7h 55'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 25.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.18%


Astrometry.net job: 4525368

RA center: 22h 29' 38"

DEC center: -20° 50' 13"

Pixel scale: 0.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -7.767 degrees

Field radius: 0.469 degrees


Resolution: 3382x3038

Locations: Cabanon les Cigales, Lacoste, France

Data source: Traveller

Description

I was not sure what I could expect from imaging this object from France. Horizon clouds often disturbed the imaging session and two trees just gave me a small time window for my work on this target. Very interesting how this planetary looks in O III. I aimed to give this"eye of good" a natural looking pic, because I don't want to have any trouble with him, when he doesn't like my version of his eye later on. So I tried not to overdo with processing, even I could have pushed the fainter parts a little more. I am not able to reach that" holy eye" from my backyard and for this it was a clear object on my wishlist for my France holiday. Hope you like it.

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