Gum 15 (RCW 32)

Gum 15 (RCW 32)

Gum 15 is a classic emission nebula in Vela at a distance of about 3000 light years. The bright star in the middle is exciting the hydrogen gas to glow red and is shaped by the aggressive winds from this star.

There are dark patches of obscuring dust in the central region and lower right of nebula.

                               A Two frame mosaic.

F.O.V.    40 x 50 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.   (2) 14 x 600 sec.    Feb, March 2020.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.