NGC 2736  -  Pencil Nebula

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DSLR widefield image

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: 2014-03-03 + 2014-03-05
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 27x6min / R 7x6min / G 7x6min / B 7x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 48min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl