Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)

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



    
        

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

    Image of the day 04/13/2018

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula aka Herschel's Ray, 



    
        

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

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Planewave CDK 17
      Imaging Cameras
      SBIG STXL 11002M
      Filters
      Astrodon 3nm Ha · Astrodon 3nm OIII · Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series
      Software
      PixInsight 1.8

      Acquisition details

      Frames:
      Astrodon 3nm Ha: 14x1800" (7h)
      Astrodon 3nm OIII: 14x300" (1h 10')
      Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 3x600" (30')
      Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 3x600" (30')
      Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 3x600" (30')
      Integration:
      9h 40'

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 2000790

      RA center: 09h00m11s.5

      DEC center: -45°5801

      Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 125.483 degrees

      Field radius: 0.402 degrees

      Resolution: 3833x2494

      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