NGC 7293

The Helix Nebula

Planetary nebula in Aquarius in HaRGB
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Optics Celestron 80ED @ f/7.5 , guided with an 8" LX200 Classic @ f/6.3
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress SXV-H9
Filter Astronomik RGBIIc filters and 13nm Ha filter
Exposure Ha - 160 min (16 x 10'),   R&G: 64 min (16 x 4'),  B: 90 min.(15 x 6'),  All binned 1X1
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3,  DDP , final work in Photoshop7
Date 08.24.06 - 08.25.06
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes Seeing and transparency average/poor.  Very low on the horizon, caused gradients, and lots of noise in the color channels.  Guide star was also very dim, and guiding suffered, making the image a lot softer than I would have liked.