Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  IC 2872, IC 2944, IC 2948, The star λCen, lam Cen Nebula
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
The Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944), 


            Peter Dunsby
The Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944)
Powered byPixInsight

The Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8" F/2

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 60mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.1  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Baader high speed OIII  ·  Baader high speed Ha  ·  Baader high speed SII

Accessory: Primaluce Labs Eagle 3

Dates:March 30, 2020

Baader high speed Ha: 85x120" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader high speed OIII: 160x60" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader high speed SII: 85x120" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.3 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 5.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.81%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3479535

RA center: 11h 35' 4"

DEC center: -63° 21' 50"

Pixel scale: 1.970 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 274.583 degrees

Field radius: 1.435 degrees

Resolution: 4196x3147

Data source: Backyard


Traditional Hubble Palette version of the Running Chicken Nebula. Lockdown + clear skies has its advantages.



Peter Dunsby
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Running Chicken Nebula (IC 2944), 


            Peter Dunsby