Sandqvist 111 – Dark Nebula in the constellation Vela

The two dark nebulae Sandqvist 111 and 112 are located in the middle of the huge emission nebula region in the constellation Vela. At least in Sandqvist 111 active star formation takes place. At the northern edge of the cloud, the elongated Herbig-Haro object HH 47 indicates a fairly active newly formed star. The star hidden in the dark cloud ejects matter via so-called jets in 2 directions, which ionize the surrounding gases.
Another young star is located at the left side of the image and creates a small yellow reflection nebula.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: Alccd12
Exposure: 19 x 600 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Starnet, Photoshop
Diameter:2 light years
Distance:1,500 light years
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