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IC 2944 - Running Chicken Nebula, 


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IC 2944 - Running Chicken Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-150

Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1600 with encoders

Software: Starnet ++  ·  PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2018  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Chroma Ha 5nm  ·  Chroma SII 5nm  ·  Chroma OIII 5nm

Blue: 24x300" -25C bin 1x1
Green: 11x300" -25C bin 1x1
Finger Lakes Instruments Ha 8nm: 17x1800" -25C bin 1x1
Finger Lakes Instruments Oiii 8nm: 16x1800" -25C bin 1x1
Red: 12x300" -25C bin 1x1
Finger Lakes Instruments Sii 8nm: 16x1800" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 28.4 hours

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 3301558

RA center: 11h 38' 3"

DEC center: -63° 23' 48"

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -174.033 degrees

Field radius: 0.895 degrees

Resolution: 4475x3545

Locations: DeepSkyWest South, Rio Hurtado, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


I'm starting to get the hang or Deconvolution, or at least it seems to help tease out the details in this interesting object. However, it didn't help me see the chicken that is its namesake. I found the Bok globules of very dark nebulosity fascinating and tried to keep some green in the image to show off the nooks and crannys of the gas cloud. The Hubble pallette was used with RGB stars added back after processing.



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IC 2944 - Running Chicken Nebula,