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NGC 2359 Thors Helmet

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This one was a panick one it was hovering over the tree tops here , i thought it would drop below , so i binned it 2x2 , infact it hung on longer than i expected ,mangaed 16 x5 min subs for this one ,





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Rog, Very nice. This one is on my short list to do. But, I haven't had a chance to get the kit out in a long while. It will be a tough one for my un-modded 350 XT. But, I at least want to give it a go.

Your Thor, looks fine...Well done mate. :D

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I thought about this object last night too but it seemed from C du C that it was going to be too small for my 80ED. You proved me wrong with an excellent image, well done!

Binning 2 X 2 means that you set up your CCD camera in such a way that instead of making use of it's full resolution, say 1392 x 1040, you comBINE adjacent pixels in block of four to be become 'super pixels' but the trade off is that the resolution now becomes 696 X 520. However, you get a big increase in sensitivity as you are now using 'super pixels'! Great technique for capturing more light in less time

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