Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2948
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The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021), 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021)
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The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021)

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The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021), 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021)
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The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021)

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4686510

RA center: 11h38m36s.2

DEC center: -63°2645

Pixel scale: 0.645 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.416 degrees

Field radius: 0.363 degrees

Resolution: 2697x3030

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Insight Observatory

Description

* Image acquisition by: Insight Observatory (Franck Jobard at Deep Sky Chile).

* Image processing: Ruben Barbosa

The image data is available via subscription on Starbase at Insight Observatory Starbase.

AAPOD2 (03.07.2021).

APOD GrAG (13.07.2021).

12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien

SBIG STL11000

Losmandy Titan

Frames: Ha: 80x600" (13h 20'), OIII: 73x600" (12h 10')

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This new image shows the Running Chicken Nebula, a cloud of gas and newborn stars that lies around 6500 light-years away from us in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). Officially called IC 2944, or the Lambda Centauri Nebula, its strange nickname comes from the bird-like shape of its brightest region. The star Lambda Centauri itself lies just outside the field of view.

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The Running Chicken Heart, IC2948 *** AAPOD2 (03/07/2021), 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa