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Thor's Helmet /  narrowband, 


            Frank Kane
Thor's Helmet /  narrowband
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Thor's Helmet / narrowband

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher StarLux 190MN

Imaging cameras: Atik 414EX Mono

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Accessory: MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:March 7, 2019

Frames: 75x120"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.64%

Basic astrometry details job: 2573389

RA center: 7h 18' 28"

DEC center: -13° 13' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.331 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.481 degrees

Field radius: 0.307 degrees

Resolution: 1313x1013

Data source: Backyard


In this 2 1/2 hour narrowband exposure, "Thor's Helmet" kind of looks like it's dancing with its arms in the air to me!

Color mapping:

R: 0.5*S2+0.5*Ha
G: 0.15*Ha + 0.85*O3
B: O3

Boosted the saturation a bit on cyans and reduced it on the reds to make it a bit more aesthetically pleasing.



Frank Kane
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Final
    Thor's Helmet /  narrowband, 


            Frank Kane


Description: Sharper / more colorful

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Thor's Helmet /  narrowband, 


            Frank Kane