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NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela

Altitude: -28.3°   Azimuth: 129.4°   Direction: South-East

NGC 2736 is a HII Ionized region in the Vela constellation. NGC 2736 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2736 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 1x1 degrees (60x60 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2736 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (30 arcmin) and minor (7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2736

NGC 2736
HII Ionized region
Vela

NGC 2736 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.3°
Azimuth: 129.4°
Direction: South-East

See also NGC 2736 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela

Apparent size of NGC 2736

The following table reports NGC 2736 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2736 is a visual representation of it.
30 arcmin
7 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2736

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2736 are provided in the following table:

09h 00m 16s
-45° 56’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2736 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela.

Finder chart NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela.

Rise and set times of NGC 2736 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

NGC 2736 (Pencil Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Vela is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt