Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen  ·  lam Cen Nebula  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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IC2944 (Running Chicken Nebula)

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IC2944 (Running Chicken Nebula)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Imaging cameras: QSI683WSG-8

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Software: Simulation Curriculum Sky Safari Plus  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Simulation Curriculum Starry Night Pro Plus 7

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25"


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

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 10x360" (1h) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 2x720" (24') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 2x600" (20') -10C
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 3x1200" (1h) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 1x1800" (30') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 2x600" (20') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 9x720" (1h 48') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 4x900" (1h) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 3x1800" (1h 30') -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 5x720" (1h) -10C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 9x900" (2h 15') -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 7'

Avg. Moon age: 14.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.57%


RA center: 11h38m24s.65

DEC center: -63°1516.7

Pixel scale: 1.015 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.849 degrees

Field radius: 0.699 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3960x2983

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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