The Vela Supernova Remnant is a an exceptionally large structure (spanning ca. 8° of the night sky) which resulted from a Type II supernova explosion approximately 11.000 years ago.  Being only 900 light years away it is one of the closest supernova remnants.  The details in the image result from hydrogen-alpha (red), sulphur-II (yellow) and oxygen-III (blue) emissions.  The image was completed using data from a remote hosting facility in Chile.

R,G,B, H-alpha and OIII filters
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