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Observation by Nik Szymanek: The Helix Nebula

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Paul Downing, FRAS


Nik Szymanek


2020 Jun 20 - 14:37


2020 Jul 18 - 07:37



  • Planewave CDK24, 24 inch (61cm) telescope
  • FLI ProLine PL9000 3056 x 3056 0.62
  • Astrodon LRGB filters

600- and 300-second exposures


El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado valley, Chile

Target name

Helix Nebula


The Helix Nebula

About this image

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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