- Thu 28 February 2008
- #Astronomy, #Images
the less-than-spectacular catalogue number for a nebula in the
constellation Centaurus. The more popular name is the Running
Chicken Nebula. Steve Crouch, an avid astro-photographer in the
Canberra Astronomical Society,
took the image below and asks, "Can everyone see the running chicken?".
Well, can you?
My imagination is that of an engineer with astronomy post-grad
qualifications. What I see in the more typical image below is more akin
to a caricature the classical illustration of a Dodo (Head to
the right, feet to the bottom). In Steve's image I see only exquisite
detail including Bok Globules (top centre) and
lanes of silhouetted dust.
S. Crouch, 2008. IC 2948, Running Chicken Nebula
M.Lorenzi and G.Favretto, 2003. IC2948 Complex