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Vela Supernova Remnant
07-JAN-2009

Vela Supernova Remnant

Central 2/3 of full frame approx 1 square degree

***** About this Image *****

A small part of an extensive structure in Vela produced by a star about 800 Light Years
distant that exploded some 10 000 years ago. In this section intricate filaments of expanding
excited Hydrogen and Oxygen atoms provide luminesence in red and green but the whole field is
full of various excited gases and dust making for a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours!

See the 3.7meg full frame image here:
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/107699254/original

AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO refractor with 4" field flattener
FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7
LHaRGB = 30 60 60 60 60min (all bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-35C chip temp, darks and flats (AstroHandy LightRing used for flats)
12MPPS download speed = 1.5sec/full frame download at bin 1X1.
FOV = 1.8deg X 1.2deg at 1.6"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

Comments:
Taken from Bob and Pat's farm outside Kurri Kurri NSW in average seeing conditions
see set-up here: http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/image/107700957/original

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

http://www.fli-cam.com/

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

http://www.astro-electronic.de/

Gerd Neumann/Astronomik filters:

http://www.gerd.neumann.net/

http://www.astronomik.com/

MSB Software & Astroart 4

http://www.msb-astroart.com/

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

http://www.skylab.com.au/

AstroHandy Accessories

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/astrohandy_lightring

http://www.astrohandy.com

CCTV.com Security and Surveillance Equipment

http://www.123-cctv.com/


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