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Thor's Helmet Facts

Thor's Helmet Facts Emission Nebula in Canis Major

Thor's Helmet is an emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 15,000 Ly light years away in the constellation of Canis Major.

It is also referred to as NGC(2359) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Emission Nebula's location is 07:18:30.09 (R.A.) and -13:13:48.61" (Dec.).

Fact File


NameThor's Helmet
TypeEmission Nebula
NGC Id2359
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension07:18:30.09
Declination-13:13:48.61"
Distance (Lt.Yr)15,000 Ly
Sourcehttps://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1238a/
CoprightE.S.O.


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