The Chick. Just NW of lambda Centauri. The bottom half of the image (Gum 39) is arguably an oyster-shell shaped bird bath, partially filled with blue water in the bottom. The top half (IC 2872) is a newborn chick, with two bulbous eyes, and a rather sharp beak, complete with egg-tooth. This region is much fainter than the region closer to Lambda, and harder to image. The shock front at about 8 o'clock from the water is impressive..
Green: H-alpha 7hr, Blue: OIII 9 hr, Red: SII 8hr, all in 1hr subs. Aspen CG16M on 20" PlaneWave.
Lambda CentauriRunning ChickenGum 39IC 2872NarrowbandHalphaOIIISII