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Running Chicken Nebula plus Thackeray's Bok Globules (mid-section) IC 2948 Six Filter - May 2010

Taken from Macedon Ranges Observatory in poor seeing conditions using a 12.5" RCOS and STL6K camera. This is a six filter image: SII/Ha/OIII = RGB for nebula; RGB=RGB for stars. Twelve hours total. Note the bok globules in the upper left.

Widefield image: www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/4177583781/

APOD: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080418.html

Info about Running Chicken Nebula: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_2944

Bok Globules: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok_globule

Macedon Ranges Observatory: www.southerngalactic.com/


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Taken on May 31, 2010