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Thor's Helmet (NGC 2359)

Posted: January 29th, 2009



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DATE
January 29th, 2009

PHOTO
Exposure time:
L: 9x10'
RGB: 3x10' each
Total: 3 hours
Focal: 995mm, f/6.25

EQUIPMENT
Imaging scope: AP160
Camera: STL11000
Guiding camera: STL dual
Mount: Paramount ME

SITE & CONDITIONS
Remote from New Mexico Skies
Seeing: Ok
Transparency: Ok

SOFTWARE
Stacking: MaximDL
Processing: PixInsight & Photoshop

COMMENTS
First image I've ever taken using a remote scope. Thanks Ray for giving me the opportunity to try! I'm hoping to get some more Ha data for this image - I was already very happy for being able to pull out all the nebulosity around the "helmet" with only barely 90 minutes of luminance, so I'm hoping some Ha will help a bit defining those external structures. We'll see.


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