NGC 7293, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius – Johannes Schilling - Lonsee
NGC 7293, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius – Johannes Schilling – Lonsee

NGC 7293, also known as Helix Nebula, Planetary Nebula in Aquarius

NGC 7293 is the largest and closest planetary nebula in the heavens

Size: 12’X10′ (without the weak immense halo, I think ) and 7.3m

Central star: 13.4m

Dist.: 522 LY

October 24th and 30th, 2013, altogether 2 hours

Observed and sketched with a 25X100 Binocular, equipped with UHC filters

Stars are sketched without filters

Location: Swabian Mountains, Germany, very good transparency at second evening for observing hints of the halo

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling ,Lonsee

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