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Stock photo ID:483095323
Upload date:September 09, 2015

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The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293) is a planetary nebula (PN) about 650 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.This is an example of a planetary nebula created at the end of the life of a Sun-like star. The outer gases of the star expelled into space appear from our vantage point as if we are looking down a helix.The image is taken in the in prime focus of professional mirror telescope (newtonian) the Exposure time is 145 minutes.
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