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NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet, 


            James Schrader
NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet
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NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Accessory: Baader MPCC Coma Corrector

Dates:Jan. 10, 2016

Frames: 14x480"

Integration: 1.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.21%

Basic astrometry details job: 3642477

RA center: 7h 18' 31"

DEC center: -13° 14' 9"

Pixel scale: 1.329 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 21.158 degrees

Field radius: 0.877 degrees

Resolution: 3955x2630

Locations: Home (Front Yard), Jefferson City, MO, United States

Data source: Backyard


NGC 2359 is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star WR7, an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief pre-supernova stage of evolution.


14 x 480s, ISO 800
57 darks, 65 flats, 350 bias

Gear: Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Astrograph, Canon 450D, Baader MPCC

Processed in Pixinsight



James Schrader
License: None (All rights reserved)

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NGC 2359: Thor's Helmet, 


            James Schrader