The Running Chicken Nebula | Franck Jobard & Ruben Barbosa

The Running Chicken Nebula | Franck Jobard & Ruben Barbosa
The Running Chicken Nebula | Franck Jobard & Ruben Barbosa

This picture, the result of a cooperation between Franck Jobard & Ruben Barbosa, shows the Running Chicken Nebula, a cloud of gas and newborn stars that lies around 6500 light-years away from us in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur).

Officially called IC 2944, or the Lambda Centauri Nebula, its strange nickname comes from the bird-like shape of its brightest region.

12.5" f/9 Quasar Ritchey Chretien
SBIG STL11000
Losmandy Titan

Frames: 
Ha: 80x600"
Lum: 43x600"
OIII: 73x600"
RGB: 99x600"

Total exposure: 49h 10'