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Contains:  IC 2872, IC 2944, IC 2948, The star λCen, lambda Cen nebula
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IC2944 - Running Chicken, 


            George Varouhakis
IC2944 - Running Chicken
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IC2944 - Running Chicken

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit-80ED f/5

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MMC

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT AZ EQ6- GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit-80ED f/5

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: Astronomik 6nm SII  ·  Astronomik 6nm OIII  ·  Astrnomik 6nm HA  ·  Astrodon LRGB

Astrnomik 6nm HA: 59x901" (gain: 250.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 36x900" (gain: 250.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm SII: 36x900" (gain: 250.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB: 120x30" (gain: 250.00) -17C bin 1x1

Integration: 33.8 hours

Darks: ~26

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Basic astrometry details job: 1471971

RA center: 11h 34' 48"

DEC center: -63° 7' 19"

Pixel scale: 6.814 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 257.034 degrees

Field radius: 1.626 degrees

Resolution: 1264x1164

Locations: Backyard, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Here is my 2 panel mosaic of the running chicken in narrowband, with RGB stars.

Much of the mosaic was cropped back as all I wanted was the main nebula to feature.
The image was processed in PI and Photoshop.

Thanks for looking and as usual any comments or criticisms are most welcome.

Cheers George



George Varouhakis

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC2944 - Running Chicken, 


            George Varouhakis