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Image of the day 04/13/2018

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    NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula aka Herschel's Ray, 





    
        

            Rick Stevenson
    NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula aka Herschel's Ray

    NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula aka Herschel's Ray

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK 17

    Imaging camera:SBIG STXL 11002M

    Software:PixInsight 1.8

    Resolution: 3833x2494

    Frames:
    Astrodon 3nm Ha: 14x1800"
    Astrodon 3nm OIII: 14x300"
    Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 3x600"
    Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 3x600"
    Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 3x600"

    Integration: 9.7 hours

    Astrometry.net job: 2000790

    RA center: 135.048 degrees

    DEC center: -45.967 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 125.483 degrees

    Field radius: 0.402 degrees

    Description

    NGC2736, aka the Pencil Nebula or Herschel's Ray, is a small section of the Vela Supernova Remnant approximately 800 light-years from Earth in the Southern constellation of Vela. It glows brightly due to ionised Hydrogen (red) and Oxygen (blue/green) where the shock wave from the supernova has ploughed into interstellar gas clouds. The original, violent death of the star which went supernova took place approximately 11,000 years ago.

    Data from Martin Pugh at Yass, Australia.

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    NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula aka Herschel's Ray, 





    
        

            Rick Stevenson