Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736)

Pencil Nebula.

NGC 2736 (left middle) is a small, isolated section of the Vela Super Nova remnant left over from the supernova explosion about 11000 years ago. NGC 2736 is moving through space at about 500,000 kilometres per hour, about 5 light years long and 800 light years distance in the constellation of Vela.

The whole field of view is covered by faint nebulosity associated with the Vela Supernova Remnant.

Gum 23 (RCW 38) (right middle) is a giant active star forming region on the edge of a huge molecular cloud in Vela.

F. O. V. 147 min of arc.

Telescope. William Optics Red Cat 71.

Camera. S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date. 50 x 300sec. March 2023.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.