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Face of Vela - Vela SNR HaO3, 


            Andy 01

Face of Vela - Vela SNR HaO3

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: StellarVue SV70T

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SFFR70 Apo sv70t

Software: Sky Safari Pro  ·  Adobe Photoship CC 2017  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD GUIDING  ·  Nebulosity 4  ·  StarTools 1.3.5RC Startools 1.3.5  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon O-III 3nm

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

Dates:March 11, 2020March 12, 2020

Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 18x1200"
Astrodon O-III 3nm: 24x1200"

Integration: 14.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.07%

Basic astrometry details job: 3315883

Resolution: 2893x2893

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard


Can you see the blue insect-like goggles on the face of Vela shown here?
The brightest glowing filaments of hot ionised O3 create extraordinary forms and shapes in the vast Vela Supernova Remnant, an expanding debris cloud 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. Contrasted against the red Ha rich background these forms are more clearly seen in this starless image (Starnet++).
8 hrs O3 3nm
6 Hrs Ha 3nm

Taken from my light polluted suburban backyard under a full moon!



Face of Vela - Vela SNR HaO3, 


            Andy 01