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Thor's Helmet NGC2359, 





    
        

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Thor's Helmet NGC2359

Thor's Helmet NGC2359

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Resolution: 1932x1932

Astrometry.net job: 301424

RA center: 109.623 degrees

DEC center: -13.220 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.663 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.621 degrees

Field radius: 0.251 degrees

Description

NGC 2359 (also known as Thor's Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 15,000 light-years away and 30 light-years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925, an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. It is similar in nature to the Bubble Nebula, interactions with a nearby large molecular cloud are thought to have contributed to the more complex shape and curved bow-shock structure of Thor's Helmet.

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Thor's Helmet NGC2359, 





    
        

            Wirati