Italian astro photographer showed us amazingly successful new image of the nebula “Helmet Thor” stars, related to a class of Wolf – Rayet stars. Emission nebula “Helmet Thor” and is known under two other symbols: NGC 2359 and LBN 1041. It was opened by the famous English astronomer William Herschel, German-born (William Herschel) in winter, January 31, 1785.
Nebula “Thor Helmet” is located at a distance of 15,000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of the “Big Dog”. Across this emission nebula is about 30 light-years. The title of this nebula is consistent with its form: the nebula looks like a mythical hero helmet. Read the rest of this entry »