This deep image shows the rarely seen full extent of the intricate shells and faint outer ionised
gas envelope around NGC 3132 in Vela. At only about 1.5' X 1' in size, this was a real test for my
scope and the local seeing conditions!
Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
HaOIIIRGB = 430 370 60 60 60min = 16.5hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
Using Astronomik 6nm Narrowband filters and RGB Deep Sky filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames were used.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar
Taken over 4 nights - 19, 20, 22 and 23 Feb 2017, some moon, average to good seeing.