Thanks for posting this amazing image on the forum Dan. It's great to be able to view it in more detail (compared to what the DVAA email group postings provide).
What are the acquisition and imaging details for it (i.e. - OTA, camera, filters, integration time, site info, etc.)?
Thanks and clear skies,
Attached is an image of the Running Chicken Nebula taken recently. It’s in the HOO palette. It contains Bok globules, the small dark spots in the middle of the picture, something I never heard of and thought it might be of interest. From Wikipedia - Bok globules are isolated and relatively small dark nebulae, containing dense cosmic dust and gas from which star formation may take place. Bok globules are found within H II regions, and typically have a mass of about 2 to 50 solar masses contained within a region about a light year or so across (about 4.5×1047 m3). They contain molecular hydrogen (H2), carbon oxides and helium, and around 1% (by mass) silicate dust. Bok globules most commonly result in the formation of double- or multiple-star systems.