NGC 7293  -  Helix Nebula

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Object data of NGC7293

Object type: Planetary nebula
Size: 12.8'
Magnitude: 6.5 mag
Constellation: Aqr
Distance: 700 Ly
Notes: The large apparent diameter of the Helix Nebula is a result of the small distance of 700 light years. The age of NGC7293 is estimated to be 10,000 years.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-07 + 2015-10-10 + 2015-10-11 + 2015-10-12
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 305mm f3.8 RHA
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 16x6min / R 6x6min / G 6x6min / B 6x6min
Exposure time total: 3h24min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis