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Comet West was discovered in photographs by Richard West on August 10, 1975. It reached peak brightness in March 1976. During its peak brightness, observers reported that it was bright enough to study during full daylight. Despite its spectacular appearance, it did't cause much expectation among the popular media. The comet has an estimated orbital period of 558,000 years.
This pair contains a large collection of super bright X-ray objects called "ultraluminous X-ray sources" (ULXs). Astronomers have found evidence for three supernova explosions within this pair in the past 15 years. A new composite image of the system contains X-rays from Chandra (pink) along with optical and infrared data. Located about 130 million light years from Earth, in the constellation of Canis Major, this pair of spiral galaxies has been caught in a grazing encounter.
#NGC2359 (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. The central star is the Wolf-Rayet star HD 56925, an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution
Comet West was a spectacular comet, sometimes considered to qualify for the status of great comet.
Galactic Center Region in Near-Infrared from Hubble | Although best known for its visible-light images, the Hubble Space Telescope also observes over a limited range of infrared light. The galactic center is marked by the bright patch in the lower right. Along the left side are large arcs of warm gas that have been heated by clusters of bright massive stars.