Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2872  ·  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen Nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM LZOS 130/780

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: APM LZOS 130/780

Guiding cameras: ASI290MM Mini ASI 290 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi RIRED-M63

Software: Aries Production astro pixel processor  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools 1.7

Filters: Antlia SII 3.5nm  ·  Antlia 3.5nm Ha  ·  Antlia 3.5nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  ZWO ASI OAG  ·  ZWO EAF Focuser  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO  ·  PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s


Dates:June 18, 2021

Frames: 209x300" (17h 25')

Integration: 17h 25'

Avg. Moon age: 7.73 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.72%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4831308

RA center: 11h34m46s

DEC center: -63°1113

Pixel scale: 1.622 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.864 degrees

Field radius: 1.243 degrees


Resolution: 4038x3764

Locations: Backyard, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

My main working focal length of 585mm is a little too tight to capture the Running CHicken together with it's larger "satellite" splodges of nebulosity, so here I've assembled two panels to cover the entirety in a square format.

It's probably a stretch to call a two panel image a "mosaic" but it's the first time I have imaged anything other than a single target frame so a first for me, but not the last as it does seem laughingly easy to stack different overlapping frames in APP. APP with a few settings seems to be able to combine with no obvious joins.

Here I combined the SHO channels from APP in Startools 1.7 and final tweaks in photoshop.

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Description: have adjusted colouration to taste. Too much cyan in the original. Prefer this reworked version.

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Running Chicken IC2944 in SHO - first 2 panel "mosaic", 



    
        

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