NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula)


Nick De Villiers

Calitzdorp South Africa

Telescope: Altair Astro 8″RC Astro Physics telecompressor
Mount: Celestron Cgem PHD autoguided
Camera: Atik 460EX
Filters: Astronomic LRG 36 min combined with Ha 65 min O111 40 min. Total 141 minutes.

The Pencil Nebula is found in the constellation Vela and part of the Vela Supernova. I am currently imaging nebulae that I do not often see examples of imaged by amateurs. I have found this nebula challenging as the remnants of the supernova is faint and difficult to capture.