"The Running Chicken" Caldwell 100
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.
5900 light years away, an interesting aspect of this nebula is the presence of dark globules with the eponymn of Thackery’s Globules. These structures represent the remains of a large dark nebula that has been eroded by this UV radiation. The globules of dense clumps of gas and dust are nearly 1.4 light years in width, and often go by the name of Bok's Globules in other structures in the universe.
Instrument: Bintel 8" Newtonian Astrograph
Focal Ratio: F/4
Camera: Pentax K x
Camera Sensitivity: iso 800
Exposure Details: 12 x 5 minute subs + Master flat, dark and Bias frames
Autoguider: Orion Autoguider, Saxon ED80 guide scope
Date: 17th April 2012
Viewing Location: Balnarring Victoria
Software Enchancements: DSS PS CS2
Comments: Excellent viewing
Seeing conditions: 9
Author: Paul Albers
Wed Apr 18 21:04:41 2012
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