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Thor's Helmet (NGC2359)

Started by Johannes Schedler, 03/04/2005 12:41AM
Posted 03/04/2005 12:41AM Opening Post
I was lucky with the seeing this week, so I tried on this very low but fascinating object from my 47 N location.
The 16" in f/3 primary focus together with the STL11000 helped to get the necessary deepness, see data and bigger images at:


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Posted 03/04/2005 04:27AM #1
Beautiful shot Johannes!

Thank you! wink

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

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Posted 03/04/2005 05:18AM #2
hi Johannes

That is a beautiful image, wonderful details and colors both in the nebula and stars.

One of the very very best images of Thor's Helmet I have ever seen !!!

clear skies,

Larry Citro
Posted 03/04/2005 05:28AM #3
Incredible. Those stars are as stunning as the Helmet itself. All that time really paid off.
Posted 03/04/2005 06:10AM #4
Beautiful! You did an outstanding job on this one.

Posted 03/04/2005 09:14AM #5
Your website images of Thor's Helmet are just incredible, Johannes. I don't see any evidence that it was low on the horizon for you. The star colors are great and you have a lot of detail in the nebulosity. I'm envious of your exposure times: Imaging at f/3 sure has some advantages.
I like how you substituted the Ha, too.

dan kowall
Posted 03/04/2005 04:26PM #6
Great image Johannes! I am amazed at the great star colors that are visible in your images. I love it! The star colors all look the same in my images. :C I'm not sure why, but I suspect it is due to overexposure in the individual frames. Do you have any tips for learning imagers about how to get those great colors in the starfield? I could use the help!

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