NGC2359 Thor's Helmet Sh2-298

NGC2359 Thor's Helmet Sh2-298

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: NGC2359 Thor's Helmet Sh2-298
Apparent RA: 07 18 30.0  Apparent Dec:-13 13 30
Constellation: Canis Major
Thor's Helmet, otherwise listed as NGC2359 , NGC2361, SH 298 or even the Duck Nebula. This object never gets very high in the sky in the UK and it is rare to get a long night of uninterrupted moon free imaging. This image was taken over a series of 3 nights, and picking the most transparent frames.

I would love to get some data from OIII and SII but the weather is too poor.

Also known as GUM 4, LBN 227.66-00.09, SH 2-298, GRS 227.80 -00.20, LBN 1041, RCW 5

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cCaptured in maxim and processing in photoshop

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector Astrodon 6nm Ha 15x1200s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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