Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2714  ·  IC 2872  ·  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  IC 2966  ·  NGC 3576  ·  NGC 3579  ·  NGC 3581  ·  NGC 3584  ·  NGC 3586  ·  NGC 3590  ·  NGC 3603  ·  NGC 3766  ·  PK290-00.1  ·  PK292-03.1  ·  PK294-00.1  ·  Pearl Cluster  ·  The star λCen  ·  j Cen  ·  lam Cen  ·  lam Cen Nebula  ·  lambda Cen nebula  ·  y Car  ·  z Car  ·  z02 Car
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IC 2948—The Running Chicken Nebula in Widefield, 



    
        

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IC 2948—The Running Chicken Nebula in Widefield

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IC 2948—The Running Chicken Nebula in Widefield, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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IC 2948—The Running Chicken Nebula in Widefield

Technical card

Dates:April 20, 2020

Frames: 40x300" (3h 20')

Integration: 3h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 27.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.07%


RA center: 11h26m14s.621

DEC center: -62°4540.90

Pixel scale: 6.299 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.326 degrees

Field radius: 3.782 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3324x2760

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

Here is a widefield view that shows the Running Chicken Nebula in its context. The Pearl Cluster (NGC 3766) , a very dense open cluster, shines brilliantly directly above, while the open cluster IC 2714 is plainly visible to the right. RCW 57 appears in the right upper corner. This is an HaRGB image.

Tech Notes for Very Small Telescope

Nikon 200mm lens, f/2

10 Micron GM1000HPs Robotic Mount

FLI Microline 16200 CCD Camera, 6mm pixel

Processing with PixInsight and Affinity Photo

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IC 2948—The Running Chicken Nebula in Widefield, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter