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VELA SUPER NOVA REMNANT

VELA

Object Centered at

 (ra: 8:29 / dec -44:28)

 

 

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May 2010, Mercedes Observatory Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Supernova Remnant in Vela

VISUAL MAGNITUDE: N/A

IMAGE FIELD OF VIEW: approximately 9 wide

DISTANCE: 800 light years

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: 135 mm Pentax Lens working at f2.8 (roughly)

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

GUIDING: SX Guide Camera - Orion ED 80 f7.5

IMAGE ACQUISITION: Maxim DL

FILTERS: Astronomik Ha 6 nm 

SKY CONDITIONS: transparency good and seeing regular

EXPOSURES: Ha (100) 10 x 600 seconds

PROCESSING: Median Combine in Images Plus, CCD Sharp, Photoshop CS2

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

The picture shows a wide field of about 9 degrees at the northwestern side of the Constellation of Vela. The filaments structures is the result of a massive star that exploded some 11.000 to 12.000 years ago. The outer layers of the stars expanded to the interstellar space forming the gas structures with high energy particles which is still visible today. At the lower left Gum 15, Gum 17 and Ru 64

This is the first try of the QSI 583 ws from Mercedes.