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#1 Demelza

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 12:40 PM

Name: Helix Nebula (NGC 7293)
Type: Planetary nebula
Constellation: Aquarius

Observing Site: Moustiers Sainte Marie (France)
Date: 13 September 2009

Seeing: Good
Transparency: Excellent

Telescoop: 8" Skywatcher Dobson
Magnification: 40x
Filter: UHC


Despite its low altitude, this is one of the most beautiful nebulae I have ever seen. I saw a large, nearly round nebula in the middle of three stars that formed a triangle. In the center there was an opening visible.

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#2 Shawn H

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:42 PM

Nice! :bow: How dark was it at Moustiers :question:

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:50 PM

Demelza,

An excellent observation of the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293). Your skies must be pretty dark. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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#4 frank5817

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:23 PM

Demelza,

Don't you just love this big planetary. This is a great capture from so far north and a wonderful sketch to boot. :waytogo:

Frank :)

#5 Demelza

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:27 AM

Thanx!

@ Shawn: We've measured an SQM of 21.51.

#6 Shawn H

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:05 AM

Nice one! Thanks De :bow:






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