Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)  ·  Contains:  PK277-03.2
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Wray 17-31: A marble lost in space, 



    
        

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Wray 17-31: A marble lost in space

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Wray 17-31: A marble lost in space

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 11, 2021
Frames:
29×600(4h 50′)
Integration:
4h 50′
Avg. Moon age:
28.97 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.35%

RA center: 09h30m43s.87

DEC center: -56°1116.8

Pixel scale: 1.451 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.885 degrees

Field radius: 0.412 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1628x1236

File size: 1.7 MB

Data source: Traveller

Description

This planetary nebula was discovered in the rich southern constellation of Vela in 1966, by James D. Wray. It is variously known as Wray 17-31, PK277-03.2, VBRC 2 and PN G277.7-3.5

This beautifully structured delicate sphere of glowing gas is about 2 arc minutes in diameter and is extremely faint--around magnitude 15.

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Wray 17-31: A marble lost in space, 



    
        

            Geoff

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