The Helix Nebula
NGC 7293 the Helix or “Eye of God” a planetary nebula in the Aquarius. One of the closest planetary nebulae to Earth with an estimated distance of about 700 light-years.The central star of the Helix Nebula has expanded into a red giant and blown away its outer layers. A similar fate is expected for our own sun.
Taken at Cherry Springs State Park October 8th, 10th and 11th, 2015, Celestron C8 @ F7.5 QSI583wsg
Luminance 24 x 5 minutes binned 2x2
RGB 15 each@ 4 minutes binned 2x2
Aquired in Astorart, Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, aligned in Registar and processed in Photoshop