NGC7009 - The Saturn Nebula
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog:  NGC7009, Caldwell 55

Magnitude:
8

Size:
44" x 23"

Constellation: 
Aquarius

Common Name or Description: 
very bright planetary nebula
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Date Taken:  August 20 2006                         Location:  Idyllwild, CA   
Equipment: 
RCOS 12.5" telescope & SBIG STL4020 CCD camera
Exposure:   
RGB = 110/120/140 minutes
Notes: 
I used a "synthetic luminance layer" comprised of all the color exposures that were desaturated.  The unfiltered luminance exposures were over-exposed and unusable.