Eastern Vela Supernova Remnant

Eastern Vela Supernova Remnant

Interesting Oxygen-Rich Shock Front

Constellation: Vela
Ra: 9hr 08m 0s
Dec: -43d 25m 57s
Distance: 800-1000 light years
Image Size: 35' x 35'
North: Up Right, East Up Left



The Vela supernova remnant resulted from a star that exploded 11,000 – 12,300 years ago and is one of the closest to us. This interesting structure gives the appearance of a bird’s wings or a bow tie. It is about 2.5 degrees west of the 2.2 magnitude star, Suhail – one of the stars of the Vela Constellation. It is also between nebulae RCW 34 and 35.  The filament details were brought out with deep H-a and OIII narrowband data color mapped to red/magenta and blue/green, respectively, to provide a “natural” color.  Star colors were added using RGB data.

Exposure: 12.5 hrs Total: 5.5 hrs OIII, H-a, 1.5 hrs RGB
Telescope: PlaneWave CDK20 0.5m f/6.8
Mount: PlaneWave Ascension 200h
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: ACP8-Expert
Calibration: CCDStack v2
Observatory Site: iTelescope.net, Siding Spring, NSW, Australia
Camera: SBIG STX 16803
Filters: Astrodon 5 nm H-a, 3 nm OIII, Gen 2 E-Series RGB
Guider: SX Lodestar
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.23
Processing: Photoshop CC2017
Image Date: 11/16/2016 - 12/01/2016

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