The Helix Nebula in the constellation of Aquarius

This chart shows the location of the Helix Nebula within the constellation of Aquarius. This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the nebula itself is marked with a red circle. This nebula is large but very faint and can be seen with binoculars or a small telescope only when the sky is exceptionally dark and clear.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:19 January 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1205
Size:3338 x 3111 px

About the Object

Name:Aquarius, Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
Distance:700 light years

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