Wide-field view of the sky around the Thor’s Helmet Nebula

This wide-field view shows the rich region of sky around the Thor’s Helmet Nebula (NGC 2359) in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). This view was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1238c
Type:Observation
Release date:5 October 2012, 16:00
Related releases:eso1238
Size:6807 x 7129 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2359
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:15000 light years
Constellation:Canis Major
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):7 18 30.09
Position (Dec):-13° 13' 48.61"
Field of view:114.48 x 119.90 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
550 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
V
660 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
R
658 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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