Vela Supernova Remnant & Vicinity

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  • 45 minutes on E200 (+2 push)
  • Borg 100ED @ f/4
  • Guided with Borg 76ED and STV autoguider
  • Losmandy G11 / Gemini mount
  • Portal, Arizona
  • 31 March 2003
The Vela Supernova Remnant (~10,000 years old) is visible in this image near center as a series of loops of ionized Hydrogen. The Gum Nebula is the even larger cloud of nebulosity further south. Both are extremely dim, but curiously the larger and seemingly brighter Gum Nebula isn't plotted in my star atlases (Sky Atlas 2000 and Millennium Star Atlas).

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