NGC 2736  -  Wide field

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Object data of NGC2736

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 30' x 7'
Magnitude: 12.0 mag
Constellation: Vel
Distance: 800 Ly
Notes: NGC 2736, the Pencil Nebula is a small part of the Vela Supernova Remnant. The nebula's linear appearance triggered its popular name. It is thought to have been formed from part of the shock wave of the larger Vela Supernova Remnant.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-05
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L @ f/2.8
Camera: EOS1000D (ISO400)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: 20x6min
Exposure time total: 2h00min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl