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 the brightest parts of Vela SNR.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-25 until 2014-03-03
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Camera: SBIG STL11000M
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Alt AD-5
Exposure time: L 27x8min / R 6x8min / G 6x8min / B 6x8min
Exposure time total: 6h00min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Wolfgang Leitner, Herbert Walter, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Wolfgang Leitner