IC 2944 Running Chicken Nebula is an H II region located in the constellation Centaurus. It’s a galactic neighbor of the Carina Nebula because they both belong to the Sagittarius spiral arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. I must admit that this was my secondary nebula target for my trip to Namibia. Therefore, I didn’t dedicate much time – only 3 hours. However, the details popped out, so overall, I am happy with this “fake” Hubble palette picture.
And here is an even more “fake” picture, where the stars are completely removed. However, the nebulosity gained a 3D-like look.
|Focal length||414 mm|
|Mount||Rainbow Astro RST 135|
|Autoguiding||ZWO 174MM, QHY Mini Guide Scope|
|Camera||ZWO 2600MM @-10°C|
|Corrector||F4.4 Quad Reducer|
|Filters||Antlia Ha, OIII, SII 3 nm|
|Exposure||36x300s, Gain 100, bin 1x1,|
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