Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)

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    Blue Chilli Nebula, 


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    Blue Chilli Nebula
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    Blue Chilli Nebula

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

    Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

    Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

    Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

    Focal reducers: Takahashi 67-FL flattener

    Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

    Filters: Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm O3

    Accessory: Stellarmate Raspberry Pi-4  ·  Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller

    Dates:March 18, 2021

    Chroma Blue: 15x120"
    Chroma Green: 15x120"
    Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 20x900"
    Chroma Red: 15x120"
    Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 27x1200"

    Integration: 15.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 4.61 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 22.16%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 4348856

    RA center: 8h 47' 36"

    DEC center: -45° 3' 14"

    Pixel scale: 1.241 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 37.331 degrees

    Field radius: 0.857 degrees

    Resolution: 3088x3901

    Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Data source: Backyard


    Resembling a hot chilli these superheated blue tendrils of ionized oxygen are remnants of a spectacular supernova that occurred some 11,000 years ago.

    Located in Vela some 800 LY distant, this small isolated section of this vast region silhouetted against a background rich in Ha seemed worthy of attention it’s own right - as after an exhaustive search, there don’t appear to be any stand alone studies online of this beautiful waveform.

    Photographed over three nights from my light polluted suburban backyard in Melbourne, Australia.

    Acquisition was made using Stellarmate on a Rpi4 😊

    Processed in App, PS CC 2021, Topaz NR Ai & Nik.



      Blue Chilli Nebula, 


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      Blue Chilli Nebula, 


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    Blue Chilli Nebula, 


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