The Helix Nebula


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
J. Thibert
NGC 7293
Planetary Nebula
Mayhill, NM
09-20-2005
Description

This image was a bit difficult because: 1) the object is low in the sky, 2) we were fighting mount problems, and 3) we needed better guide stars.  However, the result was satisfying in that it clearly shows the "lash"  of Ha flux above the main object.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
HaRGB with 270 minutes of Ha
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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