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Contains:  IC 2948, lambda Cen nebula, IC 2944, IC 2872, The star λCen
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IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi TOA 150

Imaging camera:Pentax 645z Mod

Mount:Takahashi EM-400 Temma2

Guiding telescope or lens:SharpStar 50 ED

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Focal reducer:Takahashi TOA 67 Flattener

Software:PixInsightPhotoshop CC

Resolution: 5480x4040

Dates:Feb. 10, 2019

Frames: 19x300" ISO1600

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.31%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2546185

RA center: 173.970 degrees

DEC center: -63.244 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.490 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.715 degrees

Field radius: 1.409 degrees

Locations: Avon Valley, York, Western Australia, Australia

Data source: Traveller


Just for fun, ver.B is a starless one created in Photoshop.



Wei-Hao Wang
License: None (All rights reserved)


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IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula, 


            Wei-Hao Wang