Zooming in on the Pencil Nebula

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This video starts with a wide field view of the spectacular southern part of the Milky Way. We close in gradually on a large bubble-shaped region of glowing gas in the constellation of Vela (The Sails). This is the Vela supernova remnant, gas clouds that were ejected from a dying star in a huge explosion about 11 000 years ago. The final detailed view comes from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. 

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Nick Risinger (skysurvey.org)
Music: Disasterpeace

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About the Video

Id:eso1236a
Release date:12 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1236
Duration:01m 01s

About the Object

Name:NGC 2736
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae

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