Location of Photo:
HEAVEN'S MIRROR OBSERVATORY, AUSTRALIA
Date/Time of photo:
Nov 2020 – Dec 2022
Takahashi FSQ-106ED; FLI ProLine PL16803 (Remote Astronomy via Telesope Live)
This mosaic image captures a spectacular region near the edge of the constellation Vela. The glowing bluish filaments on the right side are the "Vela Supernova Remnant", the aftermaths of a massive star blowing its gut out about 11,000 years ago. Our ancestors back then would have seen an extremely bright new star appearing in the sky, bright enough to be seen in broad daylight. The debris cloud from the death explosion drifted outward for 11,000 years, forming the complex nebula you see in this image. On the left side are RCW 3, NGC 2671 and RCW 32 (GUM15), a group of emission nebulae and star clusters.