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Thor’s Helmet Nebula[edit]

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Original – 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.
Reason
One of the perfect images I have ever seen among my 11 FPs.
Articles in which this image appears
NGC 2359
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/Space/Looking out
Creator
ESO
@Janke:Is that necessary?? Herald 12:44, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
I would say yes, it's necessary. If you're trying to illustrate an object, and you only show part of the object (without an objective reason for doing so), there is going to be an EV issue. Sven Manguard Wha? 17:14, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
I think it is definitely necessary. Those wings are what make it a Thor's helmet, not just any hat... ;-) See: http://goblinbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Thor-Helmet-Right.jpg --Janke | Talk 19:37, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Janke. Sven Manguard Wha? 17:14, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose cut off critical parts of nebula. Mattximus (talk) 20:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose and speedy close; no chance of passing, not with the subject cut off like this. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:45, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Not Promoted --Armbrust The Homunculus 07:00, 3 April 2014 (UTC)