Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  IC2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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Running Chicken Nebula IC 2944 SHO, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes
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Running Chicken Nebula IC 2944 SHO

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Running Chicken Nebula IC 2944 SHO, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes
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Running Chicken Nebula IC 2944 SHO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII

Imaging cameras: Atik 490ex Mono

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1100 GTO AE

Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha 36mm  ·  Astrodon SII 36mm 3nm

Accessory: Atik OAG  ·  Atik EFW2 filter wheel  ·  Moonlite Nitecrawler WR35


Dates:April 3, 2018April 9, 2018April 20, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon 5nm Ha 36mm: 27x1200" (9h) -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 36mm - 3nm: 30x600" (5h) -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 36mm 3nm: 40x600" (6h 40') -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 20h 40'

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 15.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.91%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Astrometry.net job: 3297141

RA center: 11h 38' 0"

DEC center: -63° 12' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.432 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.669 degrees

Field radius: 0.835 degrees


Resolution: 3286x2616

Data source: Backyard

Description

Running Chicken in SHO.

data taken from the roof top of my townhouse over about 7 nights from 3 April to 20 April 2018. Lots of variable weather so took ages. Had to throw away about 3.5 hours of data due to cloud and other issues with weather.

Also thanks to Chucks Astrophotography for his videos on everything, especially processing.

https://www.astrobin.com/users/YobSnob/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_2944

IC 2944, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula or the λ Centauri Nebula, is an open cluster with an associated emission nebula found in the constellation Centaurus, near the star λ Centauri. It features Bok globules, which are frequently a site of active star formation. However, no evidence for star formation has been found in any of the globules in IC 2944

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Running Chicken Nebula IC 2944 SHO, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes