Helix Nebula

Updated: 12.11.03

NGC7293 is more commonly known as the Helix Nebula, a large planetary nebula in the constellation of Aquarius. A close look around the ring will reveal that this area is rich in galaxies. At least 7 galaxies are relatively easy to pick out within the nebulosity in this particular image. This shot was taken at the Chiefland Star Party, 2003.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

40x4 mins

f/6 (f/6.3 FR at 90mm spacing)

Stacked and processed in Astroart (no darks and no flats)

guided with the MX7C on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor with 2x barlow


Chiefland Star Party