largest known nebula in terms of angular diameter as seen from Earth, extending over at least 40 degrees in the southern constellations Puppis and Vela. A complex of diffuse, glowing gas too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, it was discovered by the Australian-born astrophysicist Colin S. Gum, who published his findings in 1955. The Gum Nebula lies roughly 1,000 light-years from the Earth and may be the remnant of an ancient supernova--i.e., violently exploding star.
Also see a smaller region of this nebula and nebulosity around Gamma Velorum in the constellation Vela is the brightest Wolf-Rayet star in the sky.
|Lens :||28 mm|
|Exposure Time :||30 Minutes|
|Film :||Kodak Supra 400|
|Date :||24 February 2001|
|Guiding :||Phoenix Society Astrograph|
|Location :||Ahiaruhe, Carterton, New Zealand|