Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334
NGC 6334 Cat's Paw, 



    
        

            Paul Storey
NGC 6334 Cat's Paw
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NGC 6334 Cat's Paw

NGC 6334 Cat's Paw, 



    
        

            Paul Storey
NGC 6334 Cat's Paw
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NGC 6334 Cat's Paw

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 12" f/4

Imaging cameras: ATIK 11000m

Mounts: EQ8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50 mm mini guider

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager & Autoguider

Focal reducers: ASA Wynne 3" Corrector 0.95x

Software: CCDStack  ·  Startools 1.3.5  ·  photoshop  ·  Maxim DL

Filters: Baader Ha 2"  ·  Orion 2'' LRGB filter set


Dates:June 8, 2014June 16, 2014

Frames:
Baader Ha 2": 12x600" (2h) bin 1x1
Baader Ha 2": 10x600" (1h 40') -15C bin 1x1
Orion 2'' LRGB filter set: 24x300" (2h) bin 2x2

Integration: 5h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 14.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 79.83%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean FWHM: 2.54


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 308546

RA center: 17h20m13s

DEC center: -35°5121

Pixel scale: 1.636 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 100.198 degrees

Field radius: 1.028 degrees


Resolution: 3734x2554

Description

So here is my NGC 6334 with 4 Hrs of Ha Data and 2 Hrs of my RGB combined with some more RGB for the centre of the ‘Paw’ from Robert Gendler and Ryan Hannahoe. This additional data makes the picture special as Robert has teased out some blue reflection data. The original of which can be seen here http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/NGC6334-AU.html

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NGC 6334 Cat's Paw, 



    
        

            Paul Storey