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R Aquarii - a symbiotic star

Click on image to see some faint features around R Aquarii

R Aquarii is a variable star in the constellation Aquarius, the main red ring (Ced 211) is
only 2 arc min in diameter. R Aquarii is a symbiotic star believed to contain a white dwarf
and a Mira-type variable in a binary system. The orbital period is approximately 44 years.
A prominent teal green OIII jet can be seen running diagonally through the star. Click on
the image to see some faint features captured.

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
HaOIIIRGB = 7.5hrs 7.5hrs 1hr 1hr 1hr = 18hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB Astronomik filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Taken over 4 nights between 2 Oct and 3 Nov 2016 in average seeing

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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