Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Vela (Vel)  ·  Contains:  e Vel
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Vela SNR Center Region Crop 1, 



    
        

            Jeffrey K Lovelace

Vela SNR Center Region Crop 1

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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Vela SNR Center Region Crop 1, 



    
        

            Jeffrey K Lovelace

Vela SNR Center Region Crop 1

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 27, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon B 50mm square E Series: 45×300(3h 45′) -25°C bin 1×1
Astrodon G 50mm square E Series: 44×300(3h 40′) -25°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Hα 50mm round 5nm: 50×900(12h 30′) -25°C bin 1×1
Astrodon L 50mm square E Series: 3×300(15′) -25°C bin 1×1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 55×900(13h 45′) -25°C bin 1×1
Astrodon R 50mm square E Series: 40×300(3h 20′) -25°C bin 1×1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 46×900(11h 30′) -25°C bin 1×1
Integration:
48h 45′
Darks:
25
Flats:
26
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
22.65 days
Avg. Moon phase:
44.66%

RA center: 08h31m29s.50

DEC center: -43°3832.10

Pixel scale: 4.055 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.567 degrees

Field radius: 1.594 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2400x1501

File size: 4.0 MB

Locations: M and K Observatory, Yass, New South Whales, Australia

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

Data Acquisition from 2019-02-14 until 2019-04-29.

Original image scale: 3.5

RGB Stars, Synthetic Lum

R = Hα + SII

G = OIII

B = OIII + Hα (10%)

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This is a crop from a much larger image of the famous Vela SNR. What an astounding blast it must have been about 12,000 years ago when a massive star collapsed then exploded creating both the Vela Supernova Remnant nebula and the Vela Pulsar. In fact, the association of this SNR with the Pulsar served as evidence that neutron stars (including pulsars) result from supernovae.

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