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Contains:  IC 2948, lambda Cen nebula, IC 2944, The star λCen
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IC2944 (Running Chicken Nebula)

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Resolution: 3960x2983

Dates:March 8, 2016April 9, 2016April 9, 2017

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 10x360" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 2x720" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 2x600" -10C
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 3x1200" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 1x1800" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 2x600" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 9x720" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 4x900" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 3x1800" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 5x720" -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 9x900" -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.57%

Astrometry.net job: 2391060

RA center: 174.603 degrees

DEC center: -63.255 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.015 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.563 degrees

Field radius: 0.699 degrees

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

IC 2944 is an emission nebula associated with an open cluster of stars approximately 6,500 light years from Earth, and can be seen in the constellation Centaurus. It is also known as 'Lambda Centauri' and the 'Running Chicken Nebula' (not that I can ever see the chicken). Dark Bok globules can be seen within the bright nebula.

This image was processed in PixInsight using the Hubble palette (Red = SII, Green = Ha, Blue = OIII), with Lum = Ha . The final image was re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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