Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen Nebula
IC2944, 



    
        

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IC2944

IC2944, 



    
        

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IC2944

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 3, 2021
Frames:
20×180(1h)
Integration:
1h
Avg. Moon age:
20.81 days
Avg. Moon phase:
64.09%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4199444

RA center: 11h37m58s.3

DEC center: -63°1904

Pixel scale: 0.964 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.821 degrees

Field radius: 0.759 degrees

Resolution: 4036x3986

File size: 10.8 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

The Running Chicken Nebula, cataloged as IC 2944, spans about 100 light-years and is approximately 6,000 light-years distant in the constellation Centaurus (Centaurus in Latin).

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IC2944, 



    
        

            Javier