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MikeODay

IC 2944, IC 2948 - Lambda Centauri Cluster and Running Chicken Nebula in the constellation Centaurus

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IC 2944, IC 2948 - Lambda Centauri Cluster, Running Chicken Nebula in the constellation Centaurus by Mike O'Day ( 500px.com/MikeODay ).

IC 2944, IC 2948 - Lambda Centauri Cluster and Running Chicken Nebula in the constellation Centaurus by Mike O'Day ( https://500px.com/MikeODay )

Open cluster and emission nebula in the southern sky beside the 3rd magnitude star, Lambda Centauri.

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https://500px.com/MikeODay

http://photo.net/photos/MikeODay

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RA 11h 39m, Dec -63 deg 27'
Skywatcher Quattro 10" f4 Newtonian
Skywatcher AZ Eq6 GT Mount
Guiding: Orion Shortube 80 guidescope, Starshoot Autoguider, PHD2
Baader MPCC Mark 3 Coma Corrector..Nikon D300 (unmodified)
Field of view (deg) ~ 1.35 x 0.90
Stack of 39 x 30sec images @ ISO800
24 Apr2014 (one of my first ever attempts at Astro Photography )
Re processed with Pixinsight on 13 Mar 2016

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Great image. Just shows the imagination when astronomers name things :smiley:

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On 3/30/2016 at 16:47, kendg said:

Great image. Just shows the imagination when astronomers name things :smiley:

So you found the chicken? 

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20 hours ago, beka said:

So you found the chicken? 

Well, not so much in that image... but in this one I think I caught him getting ready to cross whatever it is that astro-chickens cross.

Running Chicken Nebula

 

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On 4/1/2016 at 13:29, mike005 said:

Well, not so much in that image... but in this one I think I caught him getting ready to cross whatever it is that astro-chickens cross.

Running Chicken Nebula

 

Yes I see it now, I think it is a male chicken, or should I not be telling...:happy7:

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14 hours ago, beka said:

Yes I see it now, I think it is a male chicken, or should I not be telling...:happy7:

Ahem, I think that is his foot ...

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Love that second image - It's great to see southern hemisphere objects :) Thanks!!

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4 hours ago, swag72 said:

Love that second image - It's great to see southern hemisphere objects :) Thanks!!

Thanks Sara, much appreciated.

Cheers

Mike

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