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Contains:  NGC 2671
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RCW 32 and RCW 33 in Vela (reprocessed), 


RCW 32 and RCW 33 in Vela (reprocessed)

RCW 32 and RCW 33 in Vela (reprocessed)

Technical card

Resolution: 4482x3567

Dates:Jan. 7, 2019

Frames: 31x300"

Integration: 2.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.88% job: 2482831

RA center: 132.005 degrees

DEC center: -42.179 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.325 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.569 degrees

Field radius: 1.850 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


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I have thoroughly reprocessed this image, taken two weeks ago. The result is a much cleaner background, bringing out clearly several delicate features of this beautiful and complex field in Vela.

This exposure is the first light from our remote observatory, a joint work with Eduardo Oliveira.

The HII regions RCW 32 and RCW 33 are located about 2500 light years away from us in the constellation Vela. Most stars are born in clusters, and recent results suggest that star formation preferentially occurs in subclusters. Studying the morphology and star formation history of young clusters is crucial for understanding early cluster formation processes. The embedded population of young stellar objects down to the low-mass stars in the M-type regime in the three H II regions RCW 33, RCW 32, and RCW 27 (not shown here) was identified recently. The cluster Cr 197 (the large bluish star cluster in the center of the image) was generated within the last 15 million years (A&A 617, A63 (2018)). The small open cluster NGC 2671 (in the center of the image) was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop and is 80M years old. The red bright small object at the left-center is the planetary nebula PN K 2-15. Also note the bright star forming region in the middle of the dark ridge at the upper part of RCW 33. Some delicate red-blue tendrils, part of the Vela Supernova Remnant, may be seen on the top left.



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RCW 32 and RCW 33 in Vela (reprocessed), 



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