Michael A. Stecker



IC 2948/44
IC 2948 (Running Chicken Nebula) is a 66' x 42'emission nebula located at RA 11 hrs, 37 minutes, Dec.63.3 degrees South in the southern constellation
of Centaurus. It is slightly larger than M8, but rarely photographed or seen in books. It surrounds open cluster IC 2944 and is approximately 7 degrees
west of the Coal Sack . Several dark brown Bok Globules are seen within the nebula.
Photographic Data
Telescope: Astro-Physics 130 mm f/6 EDF refractor
Camera: Nikon F2 (35 mm film)
Film: hypersensitized Fujicolor HG 400
Exposure: one 45-minutes
Co-ordinates: RA 11 hrs, 38 min and Declination -63 degrees
Field of view: 1.25 x 1.0 degree.  North is is up.
Photographed from: Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, February, 1996