Helix Nebula

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - FSQ106ED and QSI683-8

Guiding - QSI OAG and SBIG ST-i.

Software - MaximDL, Focusmax, Pinpoint, CCDautopilot 5

Ha OIII RGB 111 hours

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -Also known as the Helix nebula or the Eye of God, this strange looking planetary nebula contains many points of interest. Lying in the constellation of Aquarius at a distance of 700 light years.