NGC2359 Thor's Helmet

NGC2359 Thor's Helmet
Thor's Helmet is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is 12,000 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. This is a Bi-Colour image using Ha and OIII only (4 x 10min each)
Author
Peter Jenkins
Telescope
CHI-1 Planewave CDK24"
Camera
FLI PL9000
Location
El Sauce Chile
Date of observation
14th & 15th May 2020
Filters
Astrodon 3nm Ha and OIII
Processing
PixInsight and Photoshop CC
Credits
Telescope Live/ Peter Jenkins
Submitted on Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:36