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

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Running Chicken on Fire! - NGC 2944 in SHO

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
APM LZOS 130/780
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM70
Filters
Antlia SII 3.5nm · Antlia 3.5nm Ha · Antlia 3.5nm OIII
Accessories
PRIMALUCE LAB Eagle 3s · ZWO EFW 36mm · ZWO EAF Focuser · PrimaLuceLab ECCO ECCO · Riccardi RIRED-M63
Software
Aries Production astro pixel processor · Photoshop CC · StarTools 1.7
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
PrimaLuceLab 240mm guide scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 8, 2021
Frames:
Antlia 3.5nm Ha: 48x300" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C bin 2x2
Antlia 3.5nm OIII: 48x300" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C bin 2x2
Antlia SII 3.5nm: 48x300" (4h) (gain: 120.00) -5°C 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: 11h37m14s.6

DEC center: -63°0820

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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