Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2948  ·  IC2948  ·  lambda Cen nebula
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IC 2944 Lambda Centauri Nebula, aka Running Chicken Nebula, 



    
        

            Michelle Bennett
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IC 2944 Lambda Centauri Nebula, aka Running Chicken Nebula

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IC 2944 Lambda Centauri Nebula, aka Running Chicken Nebula, 



    
        

            Michelle Bennett
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IC 2944 Lambda Centauri Nebula, aka Running Chicken Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Fluorostar 132

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC-Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6 R pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50/200 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  Denoise AI  ·  ZWO ASIAIR  ·  AstroPixelProcessor

Filters: Radian Telescopes Triad Ultra Quad-Band


Dates:March 26, 2021

Frames: 45x120" (1h 30')

Integration: 1h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 12.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 92.81%


Astrometry.net job: 4402808

RA center: 11h 38' 50"

DEC center: -63° 25' 29"

Pixel scale: 1.039 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.390 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees


Resolution: 3128x2536

Data source: Backyard

Description

This was first light for my new telescope after impatiently having had it stored in the garage for 3 months waiting for its mount to arrive.
I only managed to get an hour and a half of clear sky in between the clouds but it was enough to get a taste of what this telescope can do.
Soooo exciting. Especially as when I first had it all set up at about 7.30pm, pressed a button expectantly and waited for the mount to move the telescope... and nothing happened. Just sat there and hummed. 10 minutes later after some research (grateful for blogs) found a different connecting cable that did the trick. Phew!
I still have to adjust backspacing for my field flattener, as I can see slightly oval stars around the edges of the field.

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