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Gum Nebula: This wide field image spans nearly 40x30 degrees in the sky and covers the main part of the constellation of Vela. In this dense star field of the Milky Way hides the  huge Gum Nebula complex, a very faint nebula structure which has probably originated from a tremendous super nova explosion approx. 1 million years ago.

For the total complex see here.



Object Gum Nebula
Category Super Nova Remnants
Designation Gum Nebula
Constellation Vela
Optics Nikkor 50mm lens 1:1.4 @ f/3.5
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 20min Astronomik H-alpha filter. 4 x 10min each Astrodon RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5,Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R:H-alpha/R,G,B
Location-Date Mount Ceder, South Africa - 12+13 March 2010
Remark Thanks to Bernhard Schölkopf, who provided the Nikkor lens
 
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