IC2944/8 The Running Chicken

IC2944/8 The Running Chicken, by David Trotter.

IC2944/8 The Running Chicken, by David Trotter.

David Trotter

Sydney, Australia

Captured with an Sbig sTL6303e self guiding CCD using Astrodon narrow Band filters on the back of a Takahashi FSQ106n mounted on an AP900 Equatorial mount

IC2948,the Lambda Centauri nebula in the constellation of centaurus, aka the Running Chicken. This is a wide field view and at the center there is the star cluster IC2944 which also shows Bok Globules, concentrations of dust which contain enough matter to form many stars.
Imaged using narrow band filters as a first light for a new scope

2017-02-23T00:00:00

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