Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 7293, Helix Nebula
Type Planetary Nebula
Position 22 29.6, -20 48
Constellation Aquarius
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and Epsilon180ED
Focal Ratio F2.8
Exposure Details (L+R)RGB 92:20:20:20 all binned 1x1. Astrodon filters.  This is the central part of the full resolution image.
Description This is one of the nearest planetary nebulae and is quite large at 15' x 12'.  Although having the reputation of being faint it is faintly visible in 10x50 binoculars under a dark sky.