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

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Deep Helix, 



    
        

            Roland Christen
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Deep Helix

Acquisition details

RA center: 22h29m39s.67

DEC center: -20°4944.5

Pixel scale: 1.153 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.695 degrees

Field radius: 0.461 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2120x1946

File size: 1.4 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Image was taken at the AP remote observatory at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Images were taken by Howard Hedlund and processed by Dave Jurasevich using CCDStack and Photoshop.

Bicolor image (Ha-OIII) of the Helix Nebula with data Howard took in 2014.  25 hour total exposure, stretched to show the outer envelope. There are several prominent bow-shocks that occur when the expanding gasses collide with the interstellar medium.

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Deep Helix, 



    
        

            Roland Christen