The 'Running Chicken', narrow and wide

The Running Chicken
The 'Running Chicken', narrow and wide
The Running Chicken
Closeup location
CHI-1 close-up
Annotated, full field of view
7 months ago
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The 'Running Chicken', narrow and wide

The 'Running Chicken' (i can't see it myself), or Lambda Cen nebula, IC 2944/2948, is a complex of ionized gas and dust around 6500 light-years distant. This wide-angle view shows the entire nebula, but a 'zoomed' image, obtained with Telescope Live's CHI-1, reveals more structure, including dark, dense, dusty clouds seen in silhouette -- "Thackeray's Globules", named for the astronomer who first noticed them, in 1950
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
AUS-2 (+CHI-1)
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Heaven's Mirror
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
2019 (CHI-1), 2020 (AUS-2)
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
SHO
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Pixinsight, Photoshop
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
ian howarth/Telescope Live
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