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The Helix Nebula


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About this observation
Nik Szymanek
Time of observation
20/06/2020 - 15:37
Helix Nebula
Observing location
El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado valley, Chile
Planewave CDK24, 24 inch (61cm) telescope
FLI ProLine PL9000 3056 x 3056 0.62
Astrodon LRGB filters
600- and 300-second exposures
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Your PotW editor was challenged this week to find anything other than comet photos.  A trawl back through the member pages unearthed this gem from Nik.  

This NGC 7293 image was taken remotely using the Live CHI-1 telescope at El Sauce Observatory, Chile.

Telescope was a Planewave CDK 24" f/6.5 and the CCD Camera was a FLI ProLine PL9000 3056 x 3056 operating at 1.62 arcsec / px (bin 2x2).

This is an LRGB image with Astrodon filters and the exposure times were Lum: 105mins, Red: 65mins, Green: 65mins and Blue: 65mins. The image was processed with Maxim DL, PixInsight and Photoshop CC2020

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