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    Default Thor's Helmet



    Imagine that. Two images in three nights! That's a first since fall for me.

    Anyway, I have seen that one before and was happily surprised to see that it was at a perfect position last night for me to get 2.5 hours on it. It's in the south, but not too low. I started the image just as it started being visible as it was behind my obsy's roof prior to this.



    I got 24 x 300 seconds and for the first time I added 3 x 600 seconds. Worked pretty well. I was happy with the tracking. I think I will start using 10 minute exposures more often now that I know I can do it.

    As usual, this was taken with a Stellarvue Raptor 90mm triplet APO on a CGE Pro, an SBIG STF-8300c, and guided with PHD2. Captured and pre-processed with Nebulosity, post processing with StarTools and finished with PS.

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    Hello Paul! You've got a very nice capture of NGC 2359 there. Awesome colors with the nebula and the stars also. Good work. And congrats on having TWO nights in a row.
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    Very nice Thor's Helmet Paul. Good to see that the weather is starting to get better up your way. Keep'em coming.

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    An impressive piece of work, Paul - thanks for sharing!
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    Great image Paul! Nice color and detail in a very nice star field.

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    Awesome! Well done, Paul! Thanks for sharing.
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    Another beauty from you Paul.
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    That came out really well, Paul!
    I always thought this one was a bit too small for my FoV.... Hmmmm...

    I may have to rethink that. I love the colors and you got some really nice details for the exposure time.
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    Hi Paul. A beautiful Thor's Helmet image. I really like the details and color in your capture, as well as all of the dazzling stars in the field. Another great work from you Paul, and thanks for sharing this with us.
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    Great stuff Paul. Glad to see that you are getting out there again. Its been a long cold winter!
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