Contains:lambda Cen nebula, IC 2948

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    The heart of the Running Chicken, 




    

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    The heart of the Running Chicken

    The heart of the Running Chicken

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK 17

    Imaging camera:SBIG STXL 11002M

    Software:PixInsight 1.8

    Resolution: 3995x2642

    Frames:
    Astrodon 3nm Ha: 14x1800"
    Astrodon 3nm OIII: 14x1800"
    Astrodon 3nm SII: 14x1800"

    Integration: 21.0 hours

    Astrometry.net job: 2034290

    RA center: 174.588 degrees

    DEC center: -63.386 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.633 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 265.586 degrees

    Field radius: 0.421 degrees

    Data source: Unknown

    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