The God Of Thunder + Terry Hancock + Optolong LRGB SHO NB

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The God Of Thunder + Terry Hancock + Optolong LRGB SHO NB



Credit: Terry Hancock (US)

The God Of Thunder
NGC 2359 otherwise known as Thor’s Helmet and Sharpless 2-298 in the constellation of Canis Major at a distance of 15,000 light years from earth and spanning 30 light years, The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star WR7, a very hot star thought to be in a pre-supernova stage of it's life.
Photographed using broadband filters in channels RGB together with Optolong narrowband filters H-Alpha mapped to the red channel and OIII mapped to the blue channel using the Sky-Watcher Esprit 150ED Triplet Super APO Refractor (which we have on loan for testing thanks to Sky-Watcher USA) together with the QHY163M Monochrome CMOS
This setup is available immediately for people wanting to subscribe to Grand Mesa Observatory's system 2B

Total acquisition time 21.13 hours.

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Technical Details
Captured and Processed by Kim Quick and Terry Hancock
Location: Purdy Mesa, Colorado

Optolong HA 280 mins 40 x 420
Optolong OIII 280 mins 40 x 420
Optolong RED min 192 mins 32x360
Optolong GREEN 258 min 43x360
Optolong BLUE 258 min 43x360
Filters by Optolong
Camera: QHY163 Monochrome CMOS
Calibrated with Dark, Dark Flat and Flat Frames
Optics: Sky-Watcher 150 Esprit (courtesy of Sky-Watcher USA)
Image Scale: 0.75 arcsec/pix
Field of View: 1.37 degrees
EQ Mount: Paramount MEII
Image Acquisition NINA, Pre Processing in Pixinsight Post Processed in Photoshop CC


Thor (from Old Norse: Þórr) is a prominent god in Germanic paganism. In Norse mythology, he is a hammer-wielding god associated with lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of humankind, hallowing, and fertility. Besides Old Norse Þórr, the deity occurs in Old English as Þunor, in Old Frisian as Thuner, in Old Saxon as Thunar, and in Old High German as Donar, all ultimately stemming from the Proto-Germanic theonym *Þun(a)raz, meaning 'Thunder'.