Helix Nebula ( NGC 7293)

Helix Nebula

The Helix Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Aquarius and is the closest planetary to the Earth at a distance of 650 light years .

This what happens when a star reaches the end of its life. The central star is very hot at 50,000 degrees K and radiating in the ultra violet part of the spectrum.

Note.  There are several faint background galaxies scattered in the field of view.

F. O. V.  40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.  25 x 600 sec    Nov 2021.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S. W.