Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2872  ·  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  IC2872  ·  IC2948  ·  PK294-00.1  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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IC2948 (Lambda Centauri Nebula), IC 2944, IC 2872, Gum 39, Gum 41; Centaurus, 



    
        

            Thomas V. Davis
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IC2948 (Lambda Centauri Nebula), IC 2944, IC 2872, Gum 39, Gum 41; Centaurus

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Astrometry.net job: 2121766

RA center: 11h 35' 46"

DEC center: -63° 1' 24"

Pixel scale: 1.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.386 degrees

Field radius: 1.756 degrees


Resolution: 5394x5424

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Riverland Dingo Observatory

Description

IC 2948 Lambda Centauri Nebula, IC 2944, IC 2872, Gum 39, Gum 41; Centaurus
Astro-Physics 155 EDF (155TCC) f/5.4 refractor
KAF-16803; FLI Proline
Total Exposure Time: 23.5+ Hours; SHO:RGB 420:240:705:21:18:21 minutes, SII and H-a unbinned. OIII 165 minutes binned x 2, the remainder unbinned. RGB used for star colors only.
May 2009; RDO, Moorook, AU

Comments: This grouping of nebulae are often referred to as The Running Chicken Nebula, but I usually cannot see the chicken! This orientation is as close to the running chicken as I can guess -- wing up, foot forward and head with beak top right. Anyway, no matter which way you see the chicken I think it is a pretty region of the sky! Note the small bluish planetary nebula PK294-00 1 just left of the "wing".

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IC2948 (Lambda Centauri Nebula), IC 2944, IC 2872, Gum 39, Gum 41; Centaurus, 



    
        

            Thomas V. Davis