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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  IC 2948  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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IC2944 Open Cluster, IC2948 Nebula and Bok Globules, 



    
        

            Greg Bock
IC2944 Open Cluster, IC2948 Nebula and Bok Globules
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IC2944 Open Cluster, IC2948 Nebula and Bok Globules

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 10" RC Carbon fibre Tube

Imaging cameras: AtikOne6

Mounts: EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: North Group 80mmF6 Triplet

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics CCDT67

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2019  ·  Diffraction Limited MaximDL 6 Pro


Dates:June 30, 2017

Frames: 60x300"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.64%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2855647

RA center: 11h 38' 39"

DEC center: -63° 27' 7"

Pixel scale: 1.352 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.876 degrees

Field radius: 0.322 degrees


Resolution: 1333x1079

Locations: Leyburn Observatory - Dark Sky, Leyburn, Queensland, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

The conspicuous dark clouds of dust and gas that are forming stars were studied by astronomer Bart Bok only as recently as 1947. They silhouette the background hydrogen emission nebula called IC2948, open cluster IC2944 also in the foreground.

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IC2944 Open Cluster, IC2948 Nebula and Bok Globules, 



    
        

            Greg Bock