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RCW 61, Head of the Running Chicken, 


            John Ebersole
RCW 61, Head of the Running Chicken
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RCW 61, Head of the Running Chicken

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Dates:Feb. 8, 2020

Frames: 18x600" bin 0x0

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.06%

Basic astrometry details job: 3302623

RA center: 11h 30' 19"

DEC center: -63° 49' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.818 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 49.283 degrees

Field radius: 0.212 degrees

Resolution: 1323x1311

Locations: ChileScope Observatory, Ovalle, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


RCW 61, the head of the Running Chicken nebula, IC2944, is seldom imaged at high enough resolution and in a narrowband HST so that its complex nebular structure becomes apparent. Enjoy this close-up view.



John Ebersole
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RCW 61, Head of the Running Chicken, 


            John Ebersole