NGC7293 Helix nebula

NGC7293 Helix nebula

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: NGC7293 Helix nebula
Apparent RA: 22 29 38.4  Apparent Dec:-20 50 11
Constellation: Aquarius
23 Nov 2013
NGC 7293, the Helix Nebula is a decent sized planetary nebula that never gets very high in the UK. Shot over the treetops in the south this hardly scrapes 18 degrees above the horizon. Hence it is very murky, but the best I can do on this target. 7 x 900s exposures using the 8 inch F5 newtonian and the Astrodon 3nm Ha filter.

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cCaptured in maxim and processed in photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 3nm Ha Coma Corrector 7x900s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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