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

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The Helix Nebula, 



    
        

            Christoph Lichtblau
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The Helix Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Optics UK CT10 F4.8
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI6200MM Pro
Mounts
Skywatcher EQ-6R pro
Filters
Baader Filterset 2"
Accessories
GPU Pal Gyulai GPU 2" Aplanatic Coma Corrector
Software
PixInsight · Adobe PS CS2 · Deepsky stacker
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Williams Optics Megrez90
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MC

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 13, 2020 ·  Aug. 14, 2020 ·  Aug. 15, 2020 ·  Aug. 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%

RA center: 22h29m38s.753

DEC center: -20°5001.68

Pixel scale: 0.658 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -94.332 degrees

Field radius: 0.456 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3476x3591

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 god" 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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