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31-JAN-2017 Press F11 for a Full Screen view


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Thor's Helmet in Canis Major, this is a true colour palette produced with narrow band filters

Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
HaOIIISIIRGB = 330 340 220 45 45 45min = 17hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
Using Astronomik 6nm Narrowband filters and RGB Deep Sky filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames were used.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Taken over 4 nights - 16, 20, 21 and 29 Jan 2017, some moon, average seeing.

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

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 6

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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Sakib 31-Jan-2017 10:24
Chris Hemsworth would be proud! I think it is a little subdued and could be more ostentatious? Hope you go after more WR stuff!!