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Location of Photo:

Kaikoura, New Zealand

Date/Time of photo:

9 May 2022, 207 minutes accumulated over 3 weeks , 120s ISO1600


Canon 300mm USM f/2.8 lens, Canon 6d with Antlia dual band Halpha OIII filter


This is the 5nm blue OIII component of the region surrounding the Vela pulsar which is the neutron star which resulted from a supernova some 11,000-12,800 years ago. These expanding shockwaves encompass a span of over 3deg 20 min high in the New Zealand sky in May. distance estimated at 800 light years.