IC 2948  -  Running Chicken Nebula

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Object data of IC2948

Object type: Emission nebula
Size: 60'
Constellation: Cen
Distance: 6,000 Ly
Notes: IC 2948 is a bright emission nebula in the southern constellation of Centaurus. Seen in silhouette near the center of the view are small, dark clouds of obscuring cosmic dust. Called Thackeray's Globules for their discoverer, they are potential sites for the formation of new stars, but are likely being eroded by the intense radiation from the nearby young stars.

Exposure data

Date: 2022-05-30 until 2022-06-04 (3 nights)
Location: DeepSkySafaris / Namibia (1,300m)
Telescope: 10" Newtonian telescope (f=1000mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200
Exposure time: L 12x8min / RGB 6x8min each
Exposure time total: 4h 00min