Wide-field view of the sky around the Pencil Nebula

This image of the region of sky around the Pencil Nebula shows a spectacular celestial landscape featuring the blue filaments of the Vela supernova remnant, the red glow of clouds of hydrogen and countless stars. It is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. 

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin. 

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About the Image

Id:eso1236c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1236
Size:14710 x 9825 px

About the Object

Name:Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS 2), NGC 2736, Pencil Nebula, Vela SNR
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae
Constellation:Vela

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 0 12.02
Position (Dec):-45° 57' 0.24"
Field of view:247.41 x 165.25 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 93.7° left of vertical
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