The Helix nebula or NGC 7293, is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation of Aquarius. Estimated distance is about 700 light-years. Also called the Eye of God

Taken on a CENTRAL DSLR Canon 40d cooled thru a 152mm f8 four element " INTANE OPTICS" Super APO refractor.

Takahashi NJP Temma II mount and The Sky Six Pro. Autoguider is DSI Pro and Mitsuboshi Off Axis Guider thanks to PHD and Shoe String Astro.

No filters apart from LP front filter. only 3 x 15 minute exposures at 800ASA.

Processing with Images Plus and Paint Shop Pro.

Taken from Onerahi, Whangarei New Zealand in September 2009.