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C63, Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, from near Rodeo, New Mexico

C63, Helix Nebula, NGC 7293


Date: October 25, 2008

Telescope: Celestron 11 XLT, f/5, CGE mount

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C

Exposure: 18 4-min subframes (72 min total) guided with Meade DSI pro and piggybacked Meade DSX-90 at f/13.8 using PHD guiding.

Comments: Baader UV/IR cut filter, dark skies near Rodeo, New Mexico




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