photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
strongmanmike2002 | all galleries >> Recent Image Gallery >> Orion Optics UK AG12 - High resolution imaging >> NGC 2359 Thor's Helmet > NGC 2359 Ha SII OIII RGB
previous | next
31-JAN-2017 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

NGC 2359 Ha SII OIII RGB

Click on image to see a close up

Full resolution crop from full frame

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

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

Equipment setup:

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/sxvrh694_gear

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

http://www.sxccd.com/products

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

http://www.flicamera.com/

Astro Shop (Aus)

http://www.astroshop.com.au/

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

http://www.astro-electronic.de/

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

http://www.astronomik.com/en/home

http://www.gerdneumann.net/

MSB Software & Astroart 6

http://www.msb-astroart.com/

Catseye Collimation

http://www.catseyecollimation.com/

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

http://www.staratlaspro.com/


other sizes: small medium large original auto
previous | next
comment | share
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!!