Vela Area - The Gums


This started as a good idea but was really the wrong time started high and finished by 3am. I have never taken the three gums middle to top of shot the small one Gum 15,


to the Right Gum 14 and Gum 17 to the left. At the bottom of shot the face of what looks like a Racoon The Vela Supernova Remnant.

Vela Super Nova Remnant

RCW 35 the larger Red area and RCW 36 the one on the edge of the left side.

What looks like a single shot is infact a 10 shot panorama 2 x4 Plus I added an extra two shot to get in RCW35 &36.

just out of shot left and below RCW38

RCW 38 - do look at this full screen.

Further Left Pencil Nebula

Pencil Nebula  NGC 2736

QHY183C -10 38 shots per panel over 10 nights
600 sec each shot.
Nikon 300mm f4 D Lens
Skywatcher NEQ 6 Pro Hypertuned
Guided PHD2, Nina
Pixinsight, Ps Lr.
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Don Sutherland said:

Wonderful sky photo.
8 weeks ago

Steve Paxton replied to Don Sutherland:

Thank you has been a bit of a chore with the shot times and setting target but got there in the end.
8 weeks ago

Stephan Fey said:

Incredible! Exploding space.
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton replied to Stephan Fey:

There is plenty out there to explore it a case of what is next. Glad that you like the shots came out well.
8 weeks ago

Nick Weall said:

Fantastic series Steve
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton replied to Nick Weall:

There is a lot in this area and more I have not looked at wrong time of year thats for sure and size of scope. Not bad for an old Nikon lens and only manual focus . Many thanks.
8 weeks ago

Annemarie said:

excellent series
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton replied to Annemarie:

Glad you like a little bit of space many thanks.
8 weeks ago

Mariagrazia Gaggero said:

Veramente unico! bravissimo, ci fai vedere cose meravigliose
Buona Pasqua a te e famiglia
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton replied to Mariagrazia Gaggero:

Thank you I am happy to be able to bring this to unique group of photographers. Hope you have a great easter as well with your family.
8 weeks ago

TOZ said:

Fantastic Image's Steve things we would never see but for you.
Have a great day.
8 weeks ago

Steve Paxton replied to TOZ:

Gordan that is true but I am happy that I can at least share with this community some of the wonder's of our part of space.
8 weeks ago

tiabunna said:

Marvellous astro images, Steve. One small suggestion, could you possibly add to your notes a reference to the broad sky position, ie right ascension and declination? That would help those of us not familiar with the names of the various objects.
8 weeks ago

Steve Paxton replied to tiabunna:

George I did in the title Vela Area I can certainly use


But I think this photo (10 of them) a bit hard to write out R A and Dec but I can understand what you are getting at. The old lens is proving its worth in gold for what I bought it for glad you like the shots.
8 weeks ago

tiabunna replied to Steve Paxton:

Sorry Steve, i should have visited your wikipedia link before posting. I wasn't looking for a totally specific position, just something broadly on the lines of "broadly 10 h - 50". Great images though!
8 weeks ago