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Helix Nebula


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About this observation
Ray Emery
Time of observation
02/11/2018 - 19:00
Helix Nebula
Observing location
Brinkhill, Lincs
Genesis 100mm f5 refractor
Canon 700D modified
CLS filter
4 x 4 mins @ ISO 1600

Quite possibly the worst image of the Helix Nebula ever put before the public gaze. But it’s the only one I have ever managed! Heavily cropped frame. Processed in Gimp only.

Imaged through quite a lot of haze this evening. Indeed, PHD lost the guide star and sent the scope off to Never Never Land (second star to the right, straight on 'til morning), as it were. So most of the frames were junked.
Well, I tried...
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