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Demelza
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Helix Nebula
      #3346841 - 09/21/09 01:40 PM Attachment (79 downloads)

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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Shawn H
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Re: Helix Nebula new [Re: Demelza]
      #3346993 - 09/21/09 02:42 PM

Nice! How dark was it at Moustiers

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Re: Helix Nebula new [Re: Shawn H]
      #3347509 - 09/21/09 06:50 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.

Carlos

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Re: Helix Nebula new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3347813 - 09/21/09 09:23 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.

Frank

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Demelza
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Re: Helix Nebula new [Re: frank5817]
      #3348580 - 09/22/09 09:27 AM

Thanx!

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

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Re: Helix Nebula new [Re: Demelza]
      #3348735 - 09/22/09 11:05 AM

Nice one! Thanks De

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Orion xt10i fully flocked with Telrad on 4" risers & Feather Touch focuser & huge Boston Red Sox decal
The original Orion StarBlast & 15x70 Celestron Skymaster binos & Ethos & Naglers & Dobs oh my!
Orion Ultrablock narrowband filter & Astronomik OIII line filter
Tele Vue 2x Barlow & Antares 1.6x (2") Barlow
CATSEYE collimation tools, TeleGizmos Dob covers


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