Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2872  ·  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lambda Cen nebula
IC 2944, 



    
        

            Paul Storey
IC 2944
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ED80 APO
Imaging Cameras
QHY10
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro
Accessories
Astro-Tech 2"
Software
CCDStack · photoshop · Maxim DL
Guiding Cameras
Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager & Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 21, 2011
Frames:
12x600" (2h) bin 1x1
Integration:
2h
Avg. Moon age:
25.92 days
Avg. Moon phase:
14.03%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 125213

RA center: 11h35m53s.3

DEC center: -63°1102

Pixel scale: 6.621 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.701 degrees

Field radius: 1.244 degrees

Resolution: 620x535

Description

IC 2944, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula or the Lambda Cen Nebula, is an open cluster with an associated emission nebula found in the constellation Centaurus, near the star Lambda Centauri. It features Bok globules and is most likely a site of active star formation.

QHY10,ED80 Triplet APO

12 X 600s

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IC 2944, 



    
        

            Paul Storey