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IC 2944: The Running Chicken Nebula

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#115227 by @ 20. April 07:15 - nach oben -

IC 2944: The Running Chicken Nebula

To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place. Cataloged as IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula spans about 100 light years and lies about 6,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Centaur (Centaurus). The featured image, shown in scientifically assigned colors, was captured recently in a 12-hour exposure. The star cluster Collinder 249 is visible embedded in the nebula's glowing gas. Although difficult to discern here, several dark molecular clouds with distinct shapes can be found inside the nebula.
© Juan Filas
#115250 by @ 11. May 07:09 - nach oben -

Hlz, wieviel drooge brusch do bevors do es Huhn gsesch ?
#115258 by @ 18. May 21:02 - nach oben -

ha wohl z'viel drooooge gha @Duke i gseh nämli 3 chickens