NGC 7293

Alt. Designations: NGC 7293, Helix Nebula
Object Type: planetary nebula
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 700 ly
Right Ascension: 22h 29m 38.4s
Declination: -20° 50´ 11"
Visual Magnitude: 7.3
Apparent Dimension: 17.57´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Aug

NGC 7293 (also known as The Helix Nebula , or Caldwell 63) is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. This object is one of the closest to the Earth of all the bright planetary nebulae. The estimated distance is about 700 light-years.