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Contains:  NGC 2359, IC 468
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NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet #2

Technical card

Resolution: 3387x4474

Baader B 36mm ungefasst: 30x60" (gain: 76.00)
Baader G 36mm ungefasst: 30x60" (gain: 76.00)
Baader Ha 36mm 7nm: 38x300" (gain: 139.00)
Baader O III 36mm 8nm: 37x300" (gain: 139.00)
Baader R 36mm ungefasst: 30x60" (gain: 76.00)

Integration: 7.8 hours job: 2756496

RA center: 109.627 degrees

DEC center: -13.255 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.864 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.913 degrees

Field radius: 0.673 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Thor's Helment (NGC 2359) is an emission Nebula in the constellation Canis Major. It is about 15.000 lightyears away from earth and expands at a speed rate of ca. 25 km/s.

The light emitting bubble is exited by a Wolf-Rayet-Star which that emits hard radiation that blows the outer shells into the space.

Imaged from my balcony with a TS 130/910 mm refractor and an ASI1600mmpro camera.

38 x 300s Ha @ gain 139
37 x 300s OIII @ gain 139
30 x 60s Red @ gain 76
30 x 60s Green @ gain 76
30 x 60s Blue @ gain 76

PP in Astro Pixel Processor and Photoshop CC2019




Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet #2, 



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