Vela Supernova Remnant. Detail.



The Vela Supernova Remnant is an endless source of beautiful images. The delicate fine structure of its wisps, carefully separated into Hydrogen-rich and Oxygen-rich emitting regions, offers multiple opportunities for a detailed close-up. Please, see a wide field mosaic of this remnant here.

This region, located left of center of the upper “wall”, shows greenish-blue Oxygen III “threads” above the “tortured” red Hydrogen clouds below. For some more information about this remnant and some more detailed images, please see also here.


Additional Information


Name(s): Vela Supernova Remnant (fragment)

Type: Supernova Remnant

RA:  08h 24m 43s

Dec: -44º 33’ 48”

Constellation: Vela

Size (arcmin): 8×6 degrees

Magnitude: +12

Distance: 800 ly



Location:, SSO near Coonabarabran, NSW Australia

Size (arcmin): 36×36

Telescope: 20” f/6.8 Reflector

Camera: SBIG STX16803 (4096x4096pix)

Guiding: Astrodon MonsterMOAG off-axis guider

Total exposure: 28 hours (Ha: 12.0 h; OIII: 14.5 h; RGB: 1.5 h)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2020

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