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Contains:  NGC 2736, NGC2736, PK266-00.1, Pencil Nebula
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NGC 2736 - Pencil Nebula Bicolor HOO, 


            Ariel Cappelletti
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NGC 2736 - Pencil Nebula Bicolor HOO

Technical card

Dates:March 22, 2020April 2, 2020April 3, 2020

Optolong H-alpha 7nm 2": 120x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Optolong Oiii-CCD 6.5 nm 2": 180x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 15.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 15.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00 job: 3381564

RA center: 8h 58' 39"

DEC center: -46° 3' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.868 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -17.418 degrees

Field radius: 0.667 degrees

Resolution: 4438x3304

Locations: Casa, Córdoba Capital, Córdoba, Argentina

Data source: Backyard


Hi everyone, I managed to get 9 h of Oiii and 6 h of Ha of this beautiful object NGC 2736 The Pencil Nebula, part of the impressive Vela Supernova Remanent. It is a really faint object, but was fun to photograph it and process it.

Hope you enjoy it, clear skies, Ariel.



Ariel Cappelletti
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NGC 2736 - Pencil Nebula Bicolor HOO, 


            Ariel Cappelletti