Thor’s Helmet Nebula imaged on the occasion of ESO’s 50th anniversary

This VLT image of the Thor’s Helmet Nebula was taken on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary, 5 October 2012, with the help of Brigitte Bailleul — winner of the Tweet Your Way to the VLT! competition. The observations were broadcast live over the internet from the Paranal Observatory in Chile. This object, also known as NGC 2359, lies in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15 000 light-years away from Earth and is over 30 light-years across. The helmet is a cosmic bubble, blown as the wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble's centre sweeps through the surrounding molecular cloud.

Telif:

ESO/B. Bailleul

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1238a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:05 Ekim 2012 16:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1238
Boyut:3424 x 3437 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:NGC 2359
Tür:Milky Way : Star : Type : Wolf-Rayet
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Uzaklık:15000 ışık yılı
Constellation:Canis Major
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):7 18 30.09
Position (Dec):-13° 13' 48.61"
Field of view:7.21 x 7.24 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 90.1° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

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