The Running Chicken Nebula in the constellation of Centaurus

This chart shows the location of the Running Chicken Nebula (IC2944) in the large southern constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the location of the nebula itself is marked with a red circle. Although the star cluster IC 2948, associated with this nebula, is easily seen in a small telescope, the nebula is very faint and was only discovered photographically early in the 20th century.

Herkunftsnachweis:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

Über das Bild

ID:eso1135b
Typ:Aufsuchkarte
Veröffentlichungsdatum:21. September 2011 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1135
Größe:3338 x 3056 px

Über das Objekt

Name:Centaurus Constellation, IC 2944, Running Chicken Nebula
Typ:Unspecified
Entfernung:6500 Lichtjahre
Kategorie:Illustrations

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