Daily Archives: March 28, 2015

Lambda Cen Nebula – Minimal colour data


IC 2944, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula or the Lambda Cen Nebula, is an open cluster with an associated emission nebula found in the constellation Centaurus, near the star Lambda Centauri. It features Bok globules, which are frequently a site of active star formation. However, no evidence for star formation has been found in any of the globules in IC 2944.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS PHOTOLINE – 102mm f/7 ED
Imaging cameras: QSI690
Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm GuideScope
Guiding cameras: ORION StarShoot AutoGuider
Software: Pixinsight 1.8,  EQMOD,  Cartes du Ciel Sky Charts,  Stark Labs Nebulosity 3, PHD Guiding
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm,  Astronomik OIII 12nm 1.25″
Accessories: Orion Nautilus 7 x 1.25″ Filter Wheel,  Moonlite CF 2,5″ focuser with high resolution stepper,  Teleskop-Service TS 2″ PHOTOLINE 0.8x reducer / flattener
Resolution: 3322×2222
Dates: March 14, 2015
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 25×300″ bin 1×1
Astronomik OIII 12nm 1.25″: 15×100″ bin 2×2
Integration: 2.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 22.41 days
Avg. Moon phase: 47.17%
Locations: Balcony in Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Author: Slawomir

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