NGC 2736: Pencil Nebula

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NGC 2736
 (also known as the Pencil Nebula) is a small part of the Vela Supernova Remnant, located near the Vela Pulsar in the constellation Vela. The nebula’s linear appearance triggered its popular name. It resides about 815 light-years (250 parsecs) away from our solar system. It is thought to have been formed from part of the shock wave of the larger Vela Supernova Remnant. The Pencil Nebula is moving at roughly 644,000 kilometers per hour (400,000 miles per hour).

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics AP130 Gran Turismo
Imaging cameras: canon 6D
Mounts: Losmandy G11
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Pentax SMC Takumar 6×7 200mm f/4
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Mono
Software: Canon Digital Photo Professional, PixInsight, PHD guiding
Accessories: Astro-Physics Barlow
Dates: March 7, 2014
Frames: 18×600″
Integration: 3.0 hours

Author: Ignacio Diaz Bobillo

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI

18 March 2014