Catalogue and alternative designations IC 2948, Running Chicken Nebula 


Type Emission Nebula 
Position  11 38.8, -63 32
Constellation Centaurus
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details HaRGB 220:120:140:140 with Astrodon filters
Description This is a large faint emission nebula to the south-east of the star Lambda Centauri (off the top edge of the frame).  The prominent group of Bok globules at the top are known as the Thackeray globules after the astronomer who discovered them in 1950.