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04-MAR-2018 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

Vela Supernova Remnant

The Vela Supernova Remnant is made up of many complex tendrils of energised gas and covers an
area of sky 8 degrees wide in the southern constellation of Vela. It was formed by a star 900
light years away, that exploded about 12,000 years ago. The above image is a wavelength ordered,
emission line image, taken using H-alpha, Oxygen3 and Sulphur2 narrow band filters and frames
about a quarter of the huge ancient feature.

Takahashi FSQ106EDX4
FLI Proline 16803, CFW-5-7, Robofocus
SII Ha OIII = 150 150 120 min = 7hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
New Deep-Sky RGB Astronomik filters
-30C chip temp, dark frames and flats (using Aurora Flat Field Panel) applied
Focal length 530mm, FOV = 4deg X 4deg
Image scale 3.5"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Data collected all in one night, 28 Feb 2018, average seeing, good transparency, full moon

Equipment setup:

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Sakib 05-Mar-2018 10:43
Also Viva Vela!
Sakib 05-Mar-2018 10:43
OMG it looks too bright! Next time go for something really faint that'll require 52 hours exposure! :-)