Thor‘s Helmet

Thor‘s Helmet
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Thor‘s Helmet

NGC 2359 is an emission nebula located 12,000 lightyears away in Canis Major. It's also known as Thor's Helmet, given its similarity in shape to the Norse god's famous headwear.

The nebula is produced by a massive, hot Wolf-Rayet star emitting a stream of charged particles known as a stellar wind that's expanding outwards to produce an interstellar bubble.
This bubble is interacting with molecular clouds nearby, causing the ionising of radiation that gives the nebula its glow.
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-1
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI ProLine PL9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Río Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
HSO
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
PixInsight / PS
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Data Telescope Live processed by Rouven Asmußen