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.


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Data de divulgação:21 de Setembro de 2011 às 12:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1135
Tamanho:3338 x 3056 px

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Nome:Centaurus Constellation, IC 2944, Running Chicken Nebula
Distância:6500 anos-luz

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