Vela Supernova Remnant

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DSLR wide-field image

Object data of Vela SNR

Object type: Supernova remnant
Size: 480'
Magnitude: 12.0 mag
Constellation: Vel
Distance: 800 Ly
Notes: The Vela supernova remnant is a supernova remnant in the constellation Vela. This supernova exploded approximately 12,000 years ago. With a distance of 800 light years the Vela SNR is one of the closest known to us.

The above image shows a southern filament.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-03
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 175mm f/8 Starfire EDF with f/8.3 CCD field flattener
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 10x8min
Exposure time total: 1h20min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis