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IC 2944, IC 2948 - The Running Chicken Nebula in Centaurus

IC 2944, IC 2948 - The 'Running Chicken Nebula' in Centaurus


Glowing hydrogen and oxygen gas surrounding bright Lambda Centauri form the distinct shape of a chicken. IC2872 forms the 'head' of the animal.
At the seven o'clock position from Lambda Centauri are the famous Thackeray's globules. The small dark dust and gas clouds are condensing under the pressure of the radiation from nearby stars and will become stars eventually.
The small planetary nebula in the upper left corner is PK 294-0.1.

Telescope: ASA 12N-OK3 f3,6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI Ha,R,G,B
Exposure: Ha:8x600sec, R:4x300sec, G:4x300sec, B:4x300sec
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 1.7, PixInsight SE 1.7 full exif

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