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Date/Time of photo:
August 9 - October 6, 2013
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 24x20 minutes (binned 1x1) Red: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
This is am image of NGC7923, also known as the Helix Nebula. It is also sometimes referred to as "The Eye of God". It is a planetary nebula about 700 light years away in the constellation Aquarius. It is the closest planetary nebula to earth, which accounts for its large size relative to other planetary nebula.