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Helix Nebula
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Helix Nebula

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This object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The estimated distance is about 700 light-years. It is often referred to as the Eye of God.

Object Information

Name Helix Nebula
Type Planetary Nebula
Constellation Acquarius
Catalogue NGC 7293

Acquisition / Processing

Exposure L - 8 x 600 sec Bin 1
Ha(5nm) - 6 x 600 sec Bin 1
RGB - 4 x 600 sec Bin 1
Total 4.33 Hrs
Telescope AP 160 @ f7.7
Camera SBIG ST-8300
Camera Temp -18ÂșC
Guiding SBIG SG4 / Tak 90
Mount AP 900GTO
Filters Astrodon-Gen 2 LRGB, 5nm Ha
Processing CCDStack / PS CS3
Location San Pedro Creek, NM
Date September 30, 2011

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