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The Helix Nebula

NGC7293 - The Helix Nebula. Very low in the sky for my latitude (not more than 27 degrees), and tons (>8M people) of LP to the south, but I'm pretty satisfied with the overall result, thanks to the Halpha luminance. I also like that the central star color really came out well

 

Imaging scope: AT8RC

Imaging Camera: ST8300M (capture with Equinox Image)

Filters: Baader HaRGB in FW5-8300 filter wheel

Guide scope: Orion EON 80ED

Guide camera: Starfish Fishcamp (guided with PHD)

Mount: Atlas EQ-G

Calibration in Equinox Image and processing in PixInsight.

 

HaRGB:

Halpha: 7x5min (2x2)

RGB: 4x1min each (3x3)

 

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Taken on October 12, 2010