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Pencil Nebula NGC 2736, 


            Gary Plummer
Pencil Nebula NGC 2736
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Pencil Nebula NGC 2736

Technical card

Dates:March 9, 2019

Frames: 160x180" bin 0x0

Integration: 8.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.39%

Basic astrometry details job: 2584462

RA center: 8h 59' 45"

DEC center: -46° 4' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.798 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 274.283 degrees

Field radius: 0.615 degrees

Resolution: 2048x1365

Locations: Back Garden, Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Traveller


The Pencil Nebula, a small part of the Vela Supernova Remnant near the Vela Pulsar. Around 815 light years from our Solar System. I hope to integrate it into my Vela SNR mosaic next year! It is moving at 644,000 K
M/Hr relative to us presently.
8 hours exposure, comprising 2.5 hours each of Ha and Oiii + 1 hour each of RGB to get decent star colours.



Gary Plummer
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Pencil Nebula NGC 2736, 


            Gary Plummer