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10-FEB-2014 FOV ~ 38' X 30'

Wray 17-31 in Vela (Full Frame) a pale blue dot...?

This is the full frame - displayed at 55% of full resolution

At just 2 arc min across and with a visual magnitude of 15, very few images exist of this beautiful
planetary nebula located in the southern constellation of Vela. Approximately 16,000 years old
this nebula has a very blue 18th magnitude white dwarf star at its centre.

Orion Optics AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
HaOIIIRGB = 165 125 40 40 50min = 7 hrs total exposure (bin 1X1) Astronomik filters
-15C chip temp, no darks and no flats
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Loadstar


Clear, just over half moon and good seeing

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 5

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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Sakib 12-Feb-2014 16:12
Nice coincidence, I'm pretty sure this one is also in your list. Plenty more cool ones in your list, you'll have a lot of fun! The best PN's are those with both Ha and OIII.
strongmanmike200211-Feb-2014 20:54
Cheers Sakib, I was about to check through your list but I stumbled upon this beauty first :-)
Sakib 10-Feb-2014 18:42
This image has just made the world a better place! I'm so happy lalalala!!!

Also I prefer the name of VBRC 2 for this planetary nebula. I only use Wray designations for planetary nebulae that have no other catalogue numbers.