IC 2944 - The Running Chicken Nebula

RGB 85 85 85 min.
Canon EF 70-200mm/2.8
Losmandy G11
FLI ML x694

Constellation Centaurus
Ra 11h 38m 19s
Dec -63° 22´ 22"

IC 2944, also known as the Running Chicken Nebula or the λ Centauri Nebula, is an open cluster with an associated emission nebula found in the constellation Centaurus, near the star λ Centauri. It features Bok globules, which are frequently a site of active star formation. However, no evidence for star formation has been found in any of the globules in IC 2944

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