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Mark Eby
November 19, 2015
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Contains: Deep sky object

Acquisition Details

Date Posted: November 19, 2015

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Resolutions: 1800x1200 , 800x533 , 300x200

Link to TIFF/FITS:

Number of frames: 15

Time: 10:00 PM

Focal Length: 1600mm

Seeing: 3

Transparency: 9

Equipment card

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Description

Also known as the "Eye of God", the Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula formed when a star expired and gave off gases which then became energized by the star in the center. At 700 light-years from Earth, it is one of the closest bright planetary nebulas. Spanning over 2 light-years across, it's age is about 10,000 years. North is at the top-right.