The Helix Nebula

Photographer
MarsG76
Email
mgtech@optusnet.com.au
Location of photo
Sydney, Australia
Date/Time of photo
August 2015
Equipment
Celestron NexStar 8SE on CGEM mount and a modded Canon 40D.
Description
The Helix Nebula, also known as The Helix, NGC 7293, is a large planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius. This object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae.The estimated distance is about 700 light-years.