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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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