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NGC 7293 - 4.9.2021 at 00.00 - 4.9.2021 at 00.38 Janakkala, Tervakoski Observation number 100950

Visibility I / V

Petri Kuossari, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

There was still about 45 minutes before the scientific observation of the night, so I decided to target Helix fog, NGC 7293, this spectacular object is quite awkward in the latitudes of Finland, and does not rise much higher than the horizon, well this was the best I got with 38 minutes of exposure. Need to take sometime at a better time again. The main focus of the evening was for the Seti Institute to photograph Asteroid 2021QB3, this asteroid went at a pretty fast pace.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 7293
  • Constellation
    • Aquarius
  • Darkness
    • Excellent
  • Seeing
    • Excellent
  • Nebulae
    • Planetary nebula info

      Planetary nebula is the remnant of a death star. It could be ring-shaped, disc-like or spread out rather irregularly.

      With the exception of some nearest objects planetary nebulae have a small apparent diameter and they need a rather big instrument to be visible.


      Planetary nebula M27 aka The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. Image Juha Parvio.


      M76 aka The Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus. Image Rauno Päivinen.

Technical information

eVscope, exposure 38min

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