NGC 2736 Herschel's Ray

Combination of 10, 3 minute exposures unfiltered,
5, 3 minute exposures using red and green filters, and 6, 3 minute exposures using a blue filter.
SBIG ST-8XE CCD. 300mm f/6 newtonian at prime focus.

NGC 2736, also known as Herschel's Ray, is actually part of the Vela Spurenova Remnent, a huge complex weave of nebulosity encompasing most of the constellation of Vela. Several of the filaments in this expanding shell of gas are bright enough to be visible to the eye in the telescope. NGC 2736 is one of those filaments. It is easily visible in a 12" telescope.

Combination of 20, 3 minute exposures exposures using an H-alpha filter, SBIG STL-1001E CCD camera.
300mm f/6 newtonian telescope at prime focus.