NGC 7293, The Helix Nebula In Aquarius

 

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Object:
NGC 7293, The Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius
Coordinates:
RA = 22h 29.6m, DEC = -20 50'
Telescope:
Meade 10" f/8 ACF
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Stellarvue S80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device)
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider & PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
QSI 583ws
Filters/Exposures:
Astrodon LRGB.  Six 5-minute and four 10-minute exposures through each filter.  Stacked in MaximDL, processed in Photoshop.
Shooting Location:
Staunton River Star Party at the Staunton River State Park in Scottsburg, Virginia
Date/Time:
05 and 06 October 2013 (UTC Date)
Comments:
Note the 16th magnitude galaxy (2MASX J22290968-2047179) shinning through the nebula (just to the right of the big bright star at the top-left of the nebula).