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CELESCOPE

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 ,

Cheers

Rog

NOT A GOOD NIGHT

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I'd say that represents a good night, nice object, fascinating shape, well captured and nicely processed.

Don't know what you are complaining about. :?

Dave

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You can certainly make out that helmet shape. Nice image. I don't want to distract, but what is binning 2x2 ?

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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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Always new you were a Viking at heart Rog :D

Cant see whats wrong with that !

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I love images of this. would love to have a go at it sometime. You've shown it very nicely Rog cos it's very dim

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