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A wispy wave in Vela SNR

A wispy wave in Vela SNR

The Vela Supernova Remnant is one of the best examples of the aftermath of a supernova explosion: the violent death of a star many times more massive than the sun which took place over 10,000 years ago. Pictured above a delicate wisp in the suthern part of the remnant.

Apo TEC140 (140/f7.2) - FLI Proline 16803 - Ha (180m) OIII (270m) R (90m) G (90m) B (90m) - Warrumbungle Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia