Thor's Helmet (Sh 2-298)

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sh2-298 (NGC 2359, IC 468, Gum 4, LBN 1041, Thor’s Helmet) is an emission nebula located approximately 15,000 light-years away in Canis Major. The nebula is created by the center Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged January 18th, 21st and 25th, 2017 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.


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