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Date: 07/08/2010


Name: Helix  Nebula - NGC7293 - Distance 650 Light Years  -In the Constellation Aquarius.  The nebula is a Planetary Nebula

This is my third or fourth attempt at this image.  Althou its a lot better than my previous attempt, it still has a long way to go.



Location: Greenwood WA (Backyard) Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Camera: Canon 20D - LP Filter Removed Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Mead  LX200R. Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 1600ASA @ 3 & 4 Minutes RGB BKG Cal:  Yes
Total Exposure:   1hr  29mins Per Channel Cal:  Yes
Guiding: DSI on Mead LX200R. Method:  Median Kappa-Sigma K=2/I=5
Filter: Astronomik CLS-CCD Darks:  Yes
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:  No
  Full Details

Position in Sky

PhotoShop CS4

RA (J2000):  22h 29.656m Levels, Colour Balance, Curves, Saturation Scaling, jpeg Conversion.
DEC (J2000): -20* 49.412 '
Constellation:  Aquaris
Distance: 650 Light Years