#2: Hidden Treasures in Vela

Hidden Treasures in Vela is the topic of Part #2 of our image presentation, where we want to share the results from our astrophotography-trip to DeepSkySafaris in Namibia.

The constellation Vela is known for the giant Vela Supernova Remnant, whose fine red-blue-green filaments can be found almost everywhere in this region. This is why these structures run through many of the images in this post. But in Vela you can also discover many nebulae from the Gum catalogue and open star clusters, from small to large. For one or the other emission nebula from the Gum catalogue, it is worth using a longer focal length (Gum 15, Gum 19), large representatives like Gum 17 require significantly larger image angles. NGC 2547, Pismis 4 and Trumpler 10 are relatively large representatives of the open star clusters in Vela.. 

Gum 15 Esprit 120

Gum 19 250 mm Newtonian

Gum 19 wide field

NGC 2547 Esprit 100

Pismis 4 Esprit 120

Trumpler 10 Esprit 100