Thor's Helmet

Thor's Helmet
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Thor's Helmet

Thor’s Helmet is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. It is about 11.96 light years away from us and 30 light years across. The cause of this incredible structure is a Wolf-Rayet star at its center which is thought to be at a pre-supernova stage.

This object was in my bucketlist for a while now but it’s too faint for my current gear. This is a bi-color image in HOO palette. Considering it’s only one hour of data and taken during a 78% illuminated Moon, I think it came out great. Kudos to the crispy skies of Chile.

*This is about a 2x crop from the original framing

Total Integration: 1 Hour
Ha: 3 x 600s
OIII: 3 x 600s

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SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
ASA 500N (CHI-2)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
26 OCT 2020
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
Astrodon Ha (3nm), OIII (3nm)
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
DSS, Photoshop
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