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NGC 2736 (The Pencil Nebula), 


NGC 2736 (The Pencil Nebula)

NGC 2736 (The Pencil Nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Custom 16" Newtonian

Imaging camera:SBIG ST4000XCM CCD OSC

Mount:Custom German Equatorial

Guiding telescope or lens:Custom 16" Newtonian

Guiding camera:SBIG ST4000XCM CCD OSC

Software:CCDSoft, CCDStack, Photoshop

Accessory:Televue Paracor

Resolution: 2018x2731

Dates:Feb. 9, 2013

Frames: 26x900"

Integration: 6.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.87% job: 651946

RA center: 135.027 degrees

DEC center: -46.038 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.721 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.181 degrees

Field radius: 0.340 degrees

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Mudgee, Australia


NGC 2736 The Pencil Nebula is a small part of the Vela Supernova Remnant, near the Vela Pulsar in Vela. NGC 2736 is moving through space at over 500,000 kilometres per hour.
(A mosaic of 2 frames taken in February and April 2013 with a total of 26 x 900 sec)



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NGC 2736 (The Pencil Nebula),