Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Centaurus (Cen)  ·  Contains:  IC 2944  ·  IC 2948  ·  The star λCen  ·  lam Cen Nebula
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Running Chicken on Fire! - NGC 2944 in SHO

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Running Chicken on Fire! - NGC 2944 in SHO

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM LZOS 130/780

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 240mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Focal reducers: Riccardi RIRED-M63

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Aries Production astro pixel processor  ·  StarTools 1.7

Filters: Antlia SII 3.5nm  ·  Antlia 3.5nm Ha  ·  Antlia 3.5nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO EAF Focuser  ·  ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO  ·  PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s


Dates:April 8, 2021

Frames:
Antlia 3.5nm Ha: 48x300" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -5C bin 2x2
Antlia 3.5nm OIII: 48x300" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -5C bin 2x2
Antlia SII 3.5nm: 48x300" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -5C bin 2x2

Integration: 12h

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 26.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 20.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4392110

RA center: 11h 37' 14"

DEC center: -63° 8' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.027 degrees

Field radius: 1.074 degrees


Resolution: 2801x3866

Data source: Backyard

Description

Why did the running chicken cross the road... could it be he was on FIRE?

12hours worth of narrowband Ha, OIII, SII taken over two nights. Stacked as separate channels in APP and then processed in Startool 1.7 using SHO proportions of 40SII+60Ha, 70Ha+30OII, 100OIII. Final tweaks in Photoshop CC.

This is a much more enjoyable subject in narrowband mono. My earlier attempts with OSC came out perversely as pretty mono-chromatic. To be able to pull such blues and orange/green tinges I think makes this a much more interesting target... and to my eyes at elast looks like it's aflame :-)

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