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



    
        

            Karl
Running Chicken Nebula
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Running Chicken Nebula

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Running Chicken Nebula, 



    
        

            Karl
Running Chicken Nebula
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Running Chicken Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC8 CF

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASi071MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ-6 modified

Focal reducers: CCDT67

Software: N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy Nina  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Adobe Inc CC 2021

Filters: Optolong L-eXreme 2"


Dates:April 12, 2021

Frames: 64x300" (5h 20')

Integration: 5h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 0.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.14%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4407974

RA center: 11h 38' 38"

DEC center: -63° 22' 58"

Pixel scale: 2.271 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.989 degrees

Field radius: 0.658 degrees


Resolution: 1600x1338

Data source: Backyard

Description

While doing the Pterodactyl I could only get so far before the dreaded palm tree blocks my view, Having already had Running Chicken at my usual focal length of 1056mm, I decided to add more time to what I already had.

I got this over 3 nights in the week just gone, I was trying for 600 sec last night but the mount had a bug after acquiring more sub time and dialing my OAG on another DSO.

If you are using filters I had found it is good to have it as close to the camera in front of the reducer, I have many subs cropped due to some funky stars till I changed my config.

Only use 300 sec subs on this as the 600 weren't playing the guided game, APP doesn't give me an approximate time to the total stacked but I'm going to say it's about 6-7 hours.

I was going to rotate the image after doing all the odds and sods I ended up leaving as is, I was a larger image than what I've posted yet when you use different rotations of the focuser your image tends to shrink

Thanks for looking.

Karl

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Running Chicken Nebula, 



    
        

            Karl