• Constellation: Aquarius
  • Right Ascension: 22h 29m 38.55s
  • Declination: −20° 50′ 13.6″
  • Distance: 650 ly

NGC 7293 aka Helix nebula is one of the closest of the planetary nebula which is formed from a lower mass star that sheds it's outer layers near the end of it's life before shrinking down to a white dwarf.


Following image taken using narrow band filters, Ha, OIII, and SII.

 NGC7293 HaOiiiSii Es127 Zwo2600 021924

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM