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Wings over Vela

Technical card

Basic astrometry details job: 3081572

RA center: 8h 51' 58"

DEC center: -43° 52' 12"

Pixel scale: 2.746 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.995 degrees

Field radius: 1.314 degrees

Resolution: 2435x2435

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Wings over Vela 😀 Like a giant cosmic Condor drifting across deep space, this beautiful shockwave of glowing filaments of Ionised Oxygen overlaps the Hydrogen Alpha rich Gum nebula region.

Within the Eastern section of the Vela Supernova Remnant, the expanding debris cloud is from the death explosion of a massive star. Light from the supernova explosion that created the Vela remnant reached Earth about 11,000 years ago. In addition to the shocked filaments of glowing gas, the cosmic catastrophe also left behind an incredibly dense, rotating stellar core, the Vela Pulsar.

Some 800 light-years distant, the Vela remnant is likely embedded in a larger and older supernova remnant, the Gum Nebula. (Apod)
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Imaging telescope: Stellarvue SV70T
Imaging camera:QSI WSG8
Mount:Takahashi NJP Temma-2
Exposure: 9.0 hours HaO 3RGB stars
Location: Light Polluted Suburban Melbourne, Australia
© Andy Campbell 2019



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