NGC2736, the Pencil Nebula in Vela
11 January, 2013
William Optics ZS110 Refractor, QSI540wsg, AP900GTO
3.3 hours exposure through Astronomik LRGB filters.
Field of View is 64' x 64'
Processed in PixInsight
The Pencil Nebula NGC 2736 is a small part of the Vela Supernova Remnant, located near the Vela Pulsar in the constellation Vela. It is about 815 light-years away. The parent star exploded between 11000 and 13000 years ago.