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    Default Thor's Helmet



    While waiting for some adapters to be delivered for my QHY9 I decided to play around with my modded T3i last night. He is an image of NGC2359. It's only two hours and fifty minutes of usable data ( I took 22 lights of which I selected the best 17 for the image ) and could use several more hours but I will probably wait to get my CCD up and running before I put any more time into it especially with the moon phase the way it is. I took it using the T3i with an Idas LP1 filter using my SWED-80 and it consistes of the following make up.

    Lights 17X600
    Darks 15X600
    A master flat
    A master bias.

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    Default Re: Thor's Helmet

    Nice, Rich...
    How big is this one?
    I thought it was too small to try, but you did a great job pulling out some details...
    Well done! Love the colors!
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    Great work, Richard - very impressive!
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    Thanks Jim,

    It's a smaller target listed as having an apparent size of only 8.0 X 6.0 arcmin so I cropped it to what was pleasant to the eye. Next time I will probably image it using my C9.25 to get more detail.
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    Hello Richard,

    thanks for the amazing wide field capture of the Thor's Helmet.

    Best,

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    Some nice star colours and details there Richard. So I take it you had the spacing on your QHY calculated incorrectly, hence the reason for the new adapters?
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    That's a great image Richard, I love this target and am really looking forward to having a crack at it with my new camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo View Post
    Some nice star colours and details there Richard. So I take it you had the spacing on your QHY calculated incorrectly, hence the reason for the new adapters?
    Thanks Scott,

    Yes, the spacing was calculated wrong for my setup's. I'm just waiting for the new spacers to arrive.
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    Wow, nice Thor's Helmet, Richard! Well done sir!
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