Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen  ·  lam Cen Nebula  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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The Running Chicken Nebula in SHO : IC 2944, 



    
        

            Bogdan Borz
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The Running Chicken Nebula in SHO : IC 2944

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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The Running Chicken Nebula in SHO : IC 2944, 



    
        

            Bogdan Borz
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The Running Chicken Nebula in SHO : IC 2944

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
ASA - Astro Systeme Austria ASA 500m Newtonian f3.8
Imaging Cameras
FLI PROLINE PL16803
Filters
Astrodon O3 3nm · Astrodon S2 3nm · Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto PixinsIght · PhotoShop

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 17, 2020 ·  May 18, 2020 ·  June 16, 2020
Frames:
Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 10x300" (50') -30°C bin 1x1
Astrodon O3 3nm: 10x300" (50') -30°C bin 1x1
Astrodon S2 3nm: 12x300" (1h) -30°C bin 1x1
Integration:
2h 40'
Darks:
22
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Bias:
30
Avg. Moon age:
25.16 days
Avg. Moon phase:
20.23%

RA center: 11h37m05s.865

DEC center: -63°1744.47

Pixel scale: 0.954 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.501 degrees

Field radius: 0.764 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4076x4076

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

This well known nebula is visible from the Southern Hemisphere and is situated in Centaurus at around 6000 ly away. It contains the Bok globules discovered by David Thackeray in 1965, visible in the upper left part, near the cluster. They are therefore called 'Thackeray globules'. But apparently no stars are forming inside (Wikipedia).

I reinstalled Pixinsight 1.8.8.4 in order to be able to use the Starnet module since the starfield is pretty dense and I used a standard SHO luminance in order to obtain the information from all the channels. Stars were really bloated in S2 but the S channel contains significant nebular information. So finally the star control looks acceptable thanks to Starnet : ).

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The Running Chicken Nebula in SHO : IC 2944, 



    
        

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