IC 2944, nicknamed the Running Chicken Nebula

This new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope 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. The star Lambda Centauri itself lies just outside the field of view.

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Id:eso1135a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Sht 21, 2011, 12:00 CEST
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Rreth objektit

Emri:IC 2944
Tipi:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Distanca:6500 vite dritë
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):11 38 20.44
Position (Dec):-63° 22' 22.45"
Field of view:34.01 x 30.77 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° djathtas vertikales