IC 2944, IC 2948 | Lambda Centauri Cluster

Star cluster and nebula in the constellation Centaurus. The two images below were made at a longer focal length.

The dark clouds of dust seen in the detail above are known as Thakeray's Globules; 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at 560mm and 1,960mm focal length; astro-modified DSLR camera.