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Helix Nebula, NGC7293 sans dust motts

Date: August 25/26 2011

Location: LB Pearson College of the Pacific, Metchosin, BC.

Equipment: Telescope: Astrotech AT8RC, Mount: EQ6 autoguided with Orion Autoguider camera and PHD software.

Imaging Camera: Orion SSPro, v1, MaximDLE software

Exposures: Lights - 12 X 600 seconds, Darks - 3 X 600 seconds, Flats 12 X .30 s using an electroluminescent panel and 12 Bias frames processed with ImagesPlus and PhotoShop.

Note: I redid the Helix to get rid of the dust motts (dark doughnuts) in the image by using flats of a shorter exposure.

Helix Nebula, NGC7293 sans dust motts