EIGHT BURST NEBULA IN VELA
(ra 10:07.00/ dec -40:26)
IMAGE AT 100% RESOLUTION
March 2013, San Antonio de Areco (Luminance) - Home Backyard in Martínez (RGB), Buenos Aires, Argentina
TYPE: Planetary Nebula
Apparent magnitude: 8
Apparent diameter: 1.47 arc minutes
Distance: 2.000 light years
SCOPE: Carbon Fiber Ritchey Chrétien 8" f8
CAMERA: QSI 583 WS
FILTERS: Baader RGB, IDAS LPS for Luminance
SKY CONDITIONS: urban skies + full Moon
EXPOSURES: LRGB (60,30,30,30)
OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION
A nice planetary nebula also known as the Southern Ring Nebula. The Nebula contains two central stars. The one visible in the image of Magnitude 10 and a dimmer one of magnitude 16 which was not defined in the above photograph. The fainter star is considered the central star that has exploded with multiple star burst and formed the nebula. Some nebula layers can be seen in the image.
The Eight Burst Nebula is a beautiful target to observe at 200 x. The 10 magnitude star is embedded in the center of a bright and elongated oval ring.