Thor's Helmet Nebula NGC 2359
Thor’s Helmet Nebula NGC 2359. Chris Hemsworth not included.

Thor’s Helmet

From Wikipedia: NGC 2359 (also known as Thor’s Helmet) is an emission nebula[3] in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 3,670 parsecs (11.96 thousand light years) away and 30 light-years in size. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star WR7, an extremely hot star thought to be in a brief pre-supernova stage of evolution. It is similar in nature to the Bubble Nebula, but 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.

And we can’t have a post about Thor without an obligatory of shirtless Chris Hemsworth. Enjoy!

Capture Details

Frames: 10×180″
Integration: 0.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 26.94 days
Avg. Moon phase: 7.43%

RA center: 7h 18′ 29″
DEC center: -13° 14′ 49″
Pixel scale: 0.719 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 120.174 degrees
Field radius: 0.465 degrees

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