Vela SNR in bicolor narrowband

Bernard Miller


This is an image of the Vela Supernova Remnant, or more accurately, an image of a small portion of the Vela Supernova Remnant. It is the expanding debris of a massive supernova in the Vela constellation that occurred about 11,000 years ago. The SNR is located about 800 light years away in the constellation Vela, which makes it one of the closest SNR in the night sky. While the entire SNR covers a span of about 16 degrees, this image is a mere 42x28 arcminute portion of the entire SNR. It would take a mosaic of hundreds of images of this size to encompass the whole nebula.

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