Helix Nebula


The Helix Nebula, a planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. It is approximately 655 light years away from earth. A planetary nebula is an emission nebula consisting of an expanding, glowing shell of ionized gas ejected from a red giant star.

Image Details:

Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD with a .7x reducer at 1645mm focal length.

Celestron CGEM DX mount on a SkyShed Pier in a SkyShed POD.

ZWO ASI2600mc-pro Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI224mc Guide Camera

Svbony 60mm Guidescope

ZWO ASIair Pro for image acquisition and gear control.

Image Specs:

70 x 300 second exposed images at Gain 100

Camera sensor cooled to -20°C

Optolong L-eXtreme filter (7nm Ha and 7nm Oiii)

Calibrated (with darks, flats, dark flats) and stacked in Astro Pixel Processor and post processed in PixInSight.





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