Basic object information
Object name: IC 2944
Popular name: Running Chicken Nebula
Object type: Bright nebula
Magnitude: 4.5
Size: 35.0'
Number of stars: 30
Magnitude of brightest star: 6.4
Object classification: II 1 p n
Description: * 3.4 mag in vL neby
Notes: Lambda Cen Cl. in Cen OB2;neby descr: vL;F

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 11h 37m 54.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -63 21' 00"

Constellation: Centaurus

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. placObs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 18/19.12.2009 1:45
Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm
Magn: 62x Filter: -
Field: 66' NE Lim.mag: 7.2
SQM: 21.7 (2) Seeing: 3
Visuality: I Height: 36
Weather: +20C, scattered clouds  
Running Chicken nebula didn't show any nebula but a nice figure of 8-10 mag stars were good in view.