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

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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/

IXTHYSp, himeichigo13, micky8910, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. astrometry.net 47 months ago | reply

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(174.770556181, -63.4836755602) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(11:39:4.933, -63:29:1.232)
    Orientation:89.15 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:0.62 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :26.70 x 20.48 arcminutes
    Your field contains:
    IC 2948 / lambda Cen nebula

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  2. micky8910 43 months ago | reply

    Stunning colour!

  3. Pixeled79 27 months ago | reply

    you have a very unique photostream. Must be an amazing experience! cool really

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