Fragmentary Vela Supernova Remnant

Fragmentary Vela Supernova Remnant

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Credit: Alan Dyer/Visuals Unlimited, Inc. /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Vela area containing the fragmentary Vela Supernova Remnant (semicircular magenta-cyan arcs of nebulosity at lower area), the Pencil Nebula (Herschel's Ray or NGC 2736) at left of centre, and the large HII regions: Gum 17, 15 and 14 (left to right, with Gum 17 the most obvious just right of centre and above). Two brightest patches at lower left are Gum 25 (left) and RCW38 (right). The bright star at upper left is Suhail, Lambda Velorum. Seen from Chile.

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Keywords: astronomy, chile, emission nebula, gum 14, gum 15, gum 17, gum 25, herschel'ss ray, hii region, lambda velorum, multicolored, nebula, ngc 2736, night, no-one, nobody, non-urban scene, outdoors, pencil nebula, rcw38, sky, star, suhail, supernova remnant, vela

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