Pencil Nebula: This very faint nebula is part of the huge Vela Super Nova Remnant complex. It emits light predominantly from  oxygen and hygrogen atoms.

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Object Pencil Nebula
Category Super Nova Remnants
Designation NGC 2736
Constellation Vela
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 10 x 20min Astronomik H-alpha filter, 11 x 20min Astronomik O[III] filter. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and Skywatcher ED80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Coding L:O[III], R:H-alpha, GB:O[III]
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 3+5 Jan 2009
 
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