photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
strongmanmike2002 | all galleries >> Images taken from Wallaroo (2012-2021) >> Orion Optics UK AG12 - High resolution imaging >> Planetary Globe in Vela > Wray 17-31 in Vela
previous | next
10-FEB-2014 FOV ~ 17' X 13'

Wray 17-31 in Vela

Cropped from the full frame and displayed at 75% of full resolution

At just 2 arc min across and with a visual magnitude of 15, very few images exist of this beautiful
planetary nebula located in the southern constellation of Vela. Approximately 16,000 years old
this nebula has a very blue 18th magnitude white dwarf star at its centre.

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
HaOIIIRGB = 165 125 40 40 50min = 7 hrs total exposure (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-15C chip temp, no darks and no flats
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Loadstar


Clear, just over half moon and good seeing

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

other sizes: small medium large original auto
comment | share