Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2948  ·  lambda Cen nebula

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    The heart of the Running Chicken, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
    The heart of the Running Chicken
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    The heart of the Running Chicken

    Image of the day 05/03/2018

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      The heart of the Running Chicken, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
      The heart of the Running Chicken
      Powered byPixInsight

      The heart of the Running Chicken

      Equipment

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Planewave CDK 17
      Imaging Cameras
      SBIG STXL 11002M
      Filters
      Astrodon 3nm Ha · Astrodon 3nm OIII · Astrodon 3nm SII
      Software
      PixInsight 1.8

      Acquisition details

      Frames:
      Astrodon 3nm Ha: 14x1800" (7h)
      Astrodon 3nm OIII: 14x1800" (7h)
      Astrodon 3nm SII: 14x1800" (7h)
      Integration:
      21h

      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 2034290

      RA center: 11h38m21s.1

      DEC center: -63°2309

      Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 265.586 degrees

      Field radius: 0.421 degrees

      Resolution: 3995x2642

      Description

      IC 2944, aka the Running Chicken Nebula, is an emission nebula associated with an open star cluster in the constellation Centaurus. Towards the centre are Thackeray's Globules - a group of Bok Globules comprised of dense cosmic dust and gas. Bok Globules are often a site of star formation but not in this case.

      Data from Martin Pugh at Yass.

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      The heart of the Running Chicken, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson