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: 2015-10-12
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TS Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 18x6min
Exposure time total: 1h 48min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis