NGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Nebula CMa 07h18.6 -13°12 8' x 6'   15 Kly

NGC 2359 (also known as Thor's Helmet) is an emission nebula in the constellation Canis Major. The nebula is approximately 15,000 light-years away and 30 light years in size.


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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
March 2, 2009 Centurion 18" L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
RGB 300