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Date/Time of photo:
June 11, 12 and 13, 2020
Equipment Apo 150mm Scientific Explorer Qhy 16200a colled Filter: Planetarium Baader HSO 2 " 35x 300 "bin1 HALPHA + 17 x 300" bin1 S2, OIII Electronic Focuser: Moon Lite Mount: Ioptron Cem60 Polar alignment: Sharcap Capture: Sequence Generation Pro Processing: Photoshop CS6, Pixinisight
Planetary nebulae are the remains of stars. The name "planetary nebula" comes from the first observations of these objects, sometimes having a circular aspect. The colors observed from the various elements that emit more or less ionized each in a very specific wavelength, mainly Hydrogen and Oxygen. Helix nebula is considered one of the closest to Earth, only 700 light years away.