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Nebulae :: Thackeray's Globules



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         Object Thackeray's Globules in IC2944 (RGB)
         Comment Discovered in 1950 by Andrew David Thackeray, these dense, opaque dust clouds found above center of the presented image are known as globules. They are located in the active star forming region of IC2944, also known as the Running Chicken nebula. IC2944 is abundant with vibrant hydrogen atoms and reflective dust particles which produces a unique pink hue. The nebula is located 5900 light years away in the constellation Centaurus.

Image acquired using Lightbuckets 14.5" RCOS in Pingelly, Western Australia.

This image is an [Ha+L][Ha+R]GB composite. A synthetic luminance was generated from the RGB data.
         Optics RCOS 14.5" F/9 (3315mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta U16M - 1x1 bin (image scale .56 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 8 hours (Ha:240min,R:80min,G:80min,B:80min)
         Date March 2009


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