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IC2948 the Running Chicken Nebula, 



    
        

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IC2948 the Running Chicken Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 300mm f/4.0 L

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos77d

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight


Dates:May 29, 2019

Frames: 73x180"

Integration: 3.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.33%


Astrometry.net job: 4106791

RA center: 11h 38' 3"

DEC center: -63° 21' 17"

Pixel scale: 3.939 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -11.391 degrees

Field radius: 2.631 degrees


Resolution: 4000x2670

Locations: deepskysafaris.com Rooisand, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Running Chicken or Lambda Centaurus Nebula IC2948 is aptly named for its form. Its one of the big star factories of the Milkyway and there are several main locations of ongoing breeding. The nebula not only emits Ha light, but also lots of OIII and some delicate veils of bluish reflection nebulae. In center you may detect some tiny dark spots - its not dirt or artefacts but the famous Thackeray's globules, small condensations of matter silhouetted against the bright nebula.

Canon Eos77da at Iso800 on Canon 300m L f/4, mounted on Losmandy G11 + FS1 guided/dithered by Mgen2, 73x3min subframes. Location: Farm Rooisand in Namibia, managed by deepskysafaris.com

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