IC 2944 (The Running Chicken Nebula)

IC 2944.

IC 2944 also known as the running chicken nebula, is an open star cluster with an associated emission nebula in the constellation of Centaurus at a distance of 6000 light years and spanning about 100 light years.

Although difficult to discern here, but IC 2944 has several opaque dust clouds, known a globules silhouetted against a bright background.

F. O. V.    147 x 147 min of arc.

Telescope.   Williams Optics Red Cat 71.

Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   45 x 300 sec.   April 2023.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.