April 2015 - Picture of the Month
NGC 2736 (the Pencil Nebula) in Vela
Image Courtesy of Steve Crouch, Canberra, Australia. Please click on the image for the high resolution version.
NGC 2736 is known as the pencil nebula and is an outlying filament of the Vela supernova remnant the centre of which being some 4 degrees to the west. It was discovered by John Herschel in 1834 and is sometimes called
- Camera and Telescope
- STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
- Exposure Details
- Ha:OIII:OIII with LRGB data. About 31 hours total imaging time.
For more images from Steve please visit his CCD Astronomical Images from Canberra website.