About 11[degrees] from Deneb Algedi is that other famous planetary in Aquarius, the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293
Common examples are M57, the Ring Nebula in Lyra and NGC 7293
, the Helix Nebula in Aquarius.
For a completely different planetary nebula, try the ghostly Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
. To locate this puffy ring, begin at 2.5-magnitude Alpha ([alpha]) Pegasi, or Markab, on the southwest corner of the Great Square of Pegasus.
Considerably farther to the southeast are the other planetaries, both in Aquarius: the small, intense Saturn Nebula (NGC 7009) and the great-in-total-brightness but huge and thus low surface brightness Helix Nebula (NGC 7293
Operators pointed the scope away from the incoming meteors and stopped with the Helix Nebula (NGC 7293
) in Aquarius, the Water Carrier, in its sights.
Let's return to Aquarius, which is now riding high, and end on NGC 7293
. The Helix is a huge planetary nebula, the corpse of a long dead star.
One night we tried for one of the difficult objects of the Northern Hemisphere, the famous Helix Nebula (NGC 7293
Our next step is the Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
(Caldwell 63), 700 light-years away in Aquarius.
The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293
) is an Aquarius must-see for tourists of the night sky.
But one planetary that seems to defy the norm is the Helix Nebula, NGC 7293
, in Aquarius.
An O III also magically "lifts" ghostly planetaries, such as the Helix (NGC 7293
) in Aquarius and the Owl (M97) in Ursa Major, out of a light-polluted sky.
These include the lovely but elusive Helix Nebula (NGC 7293
), Abell 39 (a ghostly bluish bubble), and the obscure but rewarding PK 164+31.1.