Basic object information
Object name: NGC 2736
Popular name: Herschel's Ray
Object type: Bright nebula
Size: 20.0'x2.0'
Object classification: E
Description: ! eeF,vL,vvmE 19 deg
Notes: luminous filamentary nebula

Catalog informationn>
RA (J2000.0): 09h 00m 24.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -45 54' 00"

Constellation: Vela

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 10/11.1.2010 1:35
Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magn: 92x Filter: UHC/O-III
Field: 44' NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 21.7 (1) Seeing: 3
Visuality: II Height: 66
Weather: +16C, windy   
Herschel's Ray (or the Pencil Nebula) has a good response with nebula filters. It appears as 15-20' long and only few arcmins wide nebula which has a sharp and little bit brighter eastern edge. It's sharper on the north head.