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Contains:  IC 2948, lambda Cen nebula, IC 2944, IC 2872, The star λCen
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IC 2944, 


            Ben S Klerk
IC 2944

IC 2944

Technical card

Resolution: 8228x5720

Dates:May 29, 2019May 30, 2019May 31, 2019

Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 31x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 1.25" 6nm: 19x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik S2 1.25" 6nm: 18x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.77% job: 2838370

RA center: 11h 35' 1"

DEC center: -63° 7' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.910 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 320.745 degrees

Field radius: 1.266

Locations: Home obs, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Backyard


IC 2944 is an open cluster with an associated emission nebula found in the constellation Centaurus, near the star Lambda Centauri at a visual magnitude of +3.1 and lies 420 light years away. It features Bok globules, which are frequently a site of active star formation. IC 2944 lies around 6500 light away from Earth and its around 75 lights years in diameter.



Ben S Klerk
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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IC 2944, 


            Ben S Klerk