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VELA MOLECULAR RIDGE (GUM 17, 15 & 14)

 WIDE FIELD IN VELA SUPERNOVA REMNANT  

(Image centered at: ra 08 h:45 m / dec - 41 22')

 

 

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April 2022, Sanrandi, Entre Rios , Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Wide Field

FOV 4 30' x 3 30'

APPARENT MAGNITUDE (V): NA

DISTANCE: 2300 to 3300 light years respectively      

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

INSTRUMENT: Canon EF 200 mm lens stopped at 4,5

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6, Guided with 70/400 refractor 7 Starlight Xpress Lodestar

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set, Astronomik Ha 6nm & O3 12 nm

SKY CONDITIONS: urban skies - Bortle 8

EXPOSURES: LHAO3RGB (60,60,80,60,60,60)

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

The Vela Molecular Ridge are interstellar clouds covering the north western side of the constellation of Vela and the eastern side of Puppis. It is composed of several clouds each of them with 100.000 to 1.000.000 solar masses. The most important clouds are identified by letters A, B, C and D. In the above image we have C and D (aka VMC and VMD). From left to right  Gum 17, Gum 15 and Gum 14. Part of the gas in the clouds is ionized by the ultraviolet radiation of some of the most massive stars associated with the complex, constituting H II regions of great extent. At the lower right we have some filaments wich are part of the Vela Supernova Remnant.

 


 

VELA MOLECULAR RIDGE (GUM 17, 15 & 14)

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