Photo © Anglo-Australian Observatory/Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, David Malin (html)
- RA 8:34; Dec -45:45 (Vela)
- Type: supernova remnant
- Distance: 6000 ly
- This nebula is the remnant of a supernova that exploded about 10,000 years ago. Notice the great difference in appearance from the much younger Crab Nebula.
- The Vela SNR is sometimes mistakenly refered to as the Gum Nebula. Actually, the Gum Nebula is a distinct object unrelated to the Vela SNR.
|Bill Arnett||1996 February 1|