June 2004 Image of the Month

 

Pencil Nebula NGC 2736 Vela

C-18 with ST-2000 CCD

This a a very low contrast object compared to the much larger Northern

Hemisphere equivalent, NGC 6992, the Veil Nebula in Cygnus. The Pencil Nebula is a

faint part of the Gum Nebula.

South is up.

 

C-18 image courtesy of Norma Rose Observatory, Queensland, Australia.

 

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