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Helix Nebula
Helix Nebula
Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble

Helix Nebula - planetary nebula

Helix Nebula , also known as the Eye of God, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius .

Helix Nebula is magnitude 7.6 and is 25' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Helix Nebula
      1. Alt Name:
      2. Eye of God
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.6
      1. Size:
      2. 25'
      1. NGC:
      2. NGC 7293

    * One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.