Vela Supernova Remnant

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Image with AP130

Image of NGC 2736 with RC20

Image of southern part with AP175

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.

 North is to the left.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-03
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G @ f/2.8
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 20x3min
Exposure time total: 60min

Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis