Spooky Nebula?  Happy Halloween!

Camera geek info:

  • Canon EOS 60D in manual mode, 179 second exposure, ISO 1600, custom white balance 3500K
  • Williams Optics Zenith Star 73 III APO telescope
  • Williams Optics Flat 73A
  • iOptron CEM40
  • Dell City, Texas Bortle 2-3 dark skies

This is an image of NGC 7293, also known as the “Helix Nebula” and the “Eye of God.”

The first time I saw this nebula on my camera screen, I thought it looked pretty eerie.  What do you think?

Happy Halloween!