The Pencil Nebula in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails)

This chart shows the location of the Pencil Nebula (NGC 2736) in the constellation of Vela (The Sails). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and the location of the Pencil Nebula is highlighted with a red circle on the image. This faint nebula requires dark skies and a powerful telescope to make it visible as a long dim streak. 


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope 

About the Image

Release date:12 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1236
Size:3338 x 3433 px

About the Object

Name:Constellation Chart, NGC 2736
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:800 light years

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