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.