Emission Nebula IC2944 - AR 11h 38m 00s DEC -63° 22' 00"
Date/Place2009-05-22 at Farm Hakos, Namibia
ScopeTakahashi FSQ85ED
CameraModified 450D
Integration14x600 sec. at ISO800. Preprocessing with IRIS, sigma clip and stretch with PICTools, final stretch and noise reduction with PixInsight LE.
CommentVery nice HII region. A lot of colours and details mainly from the emission nebula, but I'd like to point out the reflection nebula visible west of IC2948. It's also interesting to see the Bok globules inside the main nebula. It might be worth posting a crop of this area for better view.