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Astr110 Photography Projects, Spring 2005

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Sunflower Galaxy and Helix Nebula, Joshua Ahrens

Sunflower galaxy

Helix Nebula

Too bad this isn't my picture. I took a picture of the Sunflower Galaxy, M63. This one is prettier. This is the Helix Nebula which is an example of a planetary nebula. A planetary nebula is material thrown off by a star that has run out of hydrogen fuel to burn. In the Helix photo, we see a ring of glowing, colored light.

Right Ascension (J2000) 2:22:36
Declination (J2000) 42:20:00
Filters used blue(B), green(V), red(R), and clear(C)
Exposure time per filter

120 seconds in B, 600 seconds in CVR