NGC 7293, The Helix Nebula
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This is the famous Helix Nebula, a large planetary nebula in the constellation Aquarius. It is only about 450 light years distant and covers about half a degree of sky (about the size of a full moon). Although bright at magnitude 7.3 the nebula's light is spread across such a wide area of sky that it is a challenging visual target.
Location: Okie-Tex Star Party
Telescope: LX200 10" SCT @ f/6.3
Mount: AP-1200 GTOCP3
Camera: Hutech Modified Canon 350D @ ISO 800
Exposure Count: 35 x 10 min, 350 minutes total exposure
Guiding: SBIG ST402ME, CCDSoft
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