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Fiery Eye of God | by strongmanmike2002
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Fiery Eye of God

This deep image of the Helix Nebula reveals the full extent of the series of ejecta blown off by this dying star. The deep exposure reveals a long history of stellar eruptions by a once Sun like star in Aquarius. In this image the Helix Nebula is shown to actually cover several full moons worth of sky area!

 

AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO refractor with 4" field flattener

FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7

L SII Ha OIII: 1hr, 7hrs, 10hrs, 9hrs = Total 27hrs (all bin 1X1) Astronomik filters

AstroHandy LightRing used for flats

FOV = 1.0deg X 0.8deg at 1.4"/pix

Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Astroart4 use for camera control and processing

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Taken on April 24, 2010