NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet

3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #105393 by Kinch
NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet was created by Kinch
My first image of 2016....on a new website.
Higher resolution and full info at
www.kinchastro.com/ngc-2359.html


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3 years 9 months ago #105394 by lunartic
Replied by lunartic on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Fantastic image.

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3 years 9 months ago #105399 by Fermidox
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Very impressive website, lots of interesting information not to mention the great images.
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3 years 9 months ago #105400 by Kinch
Replied by Kinch on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Thanks for that.....I hope you also found the most important page on the site...

www.kinchastro.com/and-before.html

...........we all start somewhere.

Brendan.

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3 years 9 months ago #105471 by RandomPillars
Replied by RandomPillars on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Awesome image!!

"... quit trying to upset and disturb Dr. Venkman..."
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3 years 9 months ago #105478 by CarlightExpress
Replied by CarlightExpress on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Fantastic Image Brendan

Did you crop the original?

BTW I've decided to hold off on my scope purchase til August, planning on going for a 150mm APO, not sure which one or what FL yet, very tempted to buy a Quad as they have a perfect flat field too
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3 years 9 months ago #105479 by Kinch
Replied by Kinch on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Hi Simon - thanks.

It is cropped, but not by much. The full image FoV can be seen in the two small images (Ha &OIII) that are on the web page: www.kinchastro.com/ngc-2359.html

If, like me, the scope will be used almost exclusively for imaging, then it is worth paying for the quadruplet. I am no expert on scopes (I am not an expert on anything come to think of it)....so this is a just how I see it. I believe there are now scopes with 5 lenses and I am sure scopes (other than refractors) that some people say are better for imaging. The second hand FSQ 106 ED was my first foot in the water at the deep end and I am only now catching up with the scope capabilities, but being a quad, I got away without flats for a long time....until the dust got on the lens :-) For imaging, a quad really is sweet.....I am saving for a TAK FSQ 130.......I guess I just love Takahashi.

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3 years 8 months ago #105557 by Burner
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Very impressed (and not a little envious!)
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3 years 7 months ago #105623 by CarlightExpress
Replied by CarlightExpress on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Hey Brendan

TS now do a 6-element flat field 130mm F5 scope for a fraction of the cost
www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_inf...d-APO-Telescope.html

Both the Takahashi and the TS are triplets (3xED Glass), but the TS one has a 3 Element Field Flattener also

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3 years 7 months ago #105624 by Kinch
Replied by Kinch on topic NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet
Hi Simon,
Thanks for the heads up.
The TAK FSQ130 is as yet a rare scope. I had the opportunity last week to put my name on one - spurred me into thinking hard about buying a new scope. Bottom line - I would have been paying a lot of money for another F5 scope albeit with a great image circle. But then I would have needed a new camera to make use of it and then different spacers, tube rings etc. etc.
Made me think with my head not my heart. The FSQ 106 does me just fine.....I am going to stick with that for some time yet........unless I win a pile of money somewhere. (I suppose I should start buying lottery tickets!).

Thanks for thinking of me when you saw that TS scope.
(P.S. The Tak FSQs don't require Field Flateners either.)

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