Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Canis Major (CMa)  ·  Contains:  LBN 1040  ·  LBN 1041  ·  NGC 2359  ·  Sh2-298
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Thor's Helmet -NGC 2359 HOO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman
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Thor's Helmet -NGC 2359 HOO

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Thor's Helmet -NGC 2359 HOO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman
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Thor's Helmet -NGC 2359 HOO

Acquisition details

RA center: 07h18m34s.685

DEC center: -13°1315.60

Pixel scale: 0.621 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.042 degrees (flipped)

Field radius: 0.319 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2616x2625

File size: 1.4 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Telescope Live

Description

Here's an image of Thor's Helmet-NGC 2359 taken with Telescope Live's PlaneWave CDK24/FLI ProLine PL9000 in Chile.  It's about 4 hours of H and OIII subs @300s. 
Thor's Helmet lies at a distance from Earth of 11,980 light-years and is around 30 light-years in size.  It's an emission nebula lying in the constellation Canis Major.  It's central star is a Wolf-Rayet star WR7 which ionizes the surrounding gases which has a mass of of several hundred solar masses.
Anyway, hope ya like it!
Tom

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Thor's Helmet -NGC 2359 HOO, 



    
        

            Tom Peter AKA Astrovetteman