Vela Super Nova Remnant: This is the central part of a very extended nebula in a distance of about 1300 LY in the southern constellation of Vela. It was created approx. 11000 years ago, when a giant star blew into pieces in a gigantic super nova explosion relatively near to our solar system. It is embedded in the Gum Nebula and resembles  another well known super nova remnant, the Veil Nebula.Like there the shock fronts of the explosion excite interstellar gas to emit radiation.

The image is made up of deep exposures with two narrow band filters for the hydrogen Ha and oxygen O(III) emission lines.

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Object Vela Super Nova Remnant
Category Super Nova Remnants
Designation Vela Super Nova Remnant
Constellation Vela
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 19 x 10min Astronomik Ha filter, 19 x 5min Astronomik OIII filter, Maxim DL for Capturing
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and LX 200 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop. Color Coding R(Ha), G(OIII), B(OIII)
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 29+30 Nov 2007
Remark The rich star field has been attenuated to augment the nebula structures
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