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IC2948 by Matt Dieterich

Submitted by Matt Dieterich

Here is a view of an emission nebula in the constellation Centaurus known as the Running Chicken Nebula. The bright glowing red is hydrogen gas that is emitting red wavelengths of light after absorbing energy from nearby starlight. I used a CDK24 telescope and L-600 mount to capture 8 hours of images through LRGB filters from Observatorio El Sauce. I processed the images with PixInsight and Photoshop.