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, 



    
        

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Wray 17-31: A marble lost in space

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instruments Proline 16803

Mounts: AP900GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Plane Wave Instruments CDK 12.5"

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera

Software: PixInsight  ·  MaximDL

Filters: Astronomik L R G B Series II


Dates:April 11, 2021

Frames: 29x600" (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

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Resolution: 1628x1236

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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