Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334  ·  Sh2-8
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64)

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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 150ED ED APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD qhy16200a

Mounts: iOptron CEM60-EC

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 150ED ED APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II-M

Software: PixInsight 1.8 PI 1.8  ·  PhotoScape  ·  Photoshop CS6

Filters: Baader 2" HALPHA, SII, OIII


Dates:June 19, 2019

Frames: 53x500" (7h 21' 40")

Integration: 7h 21' 40"

Avg. Moon age: 16.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.32%


RA center: 17h19m45s.858

DEC center: -35°4441.11

Pixel scale: 2.794 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.024 degrees

Field radius: 0.903 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 1824x1444

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64)

NGC 6334 is a large star-forming region, covering an area in the night sky slightly larger than the full moon. It is one of the most active star nurseries producing massive stars in the Milky Way.

Located toward the constellation Scorpio, about 5,500 light years away and an estimated 50 light years in length.

The big bright cloud has earned the nickname cat paw because it looks like a gigantic cat footprint because of the three bubbles in the image that resemble the pads of its paws.

Equipments :

Apo Triplet 150mm

Qhy 16200mm

53 x 500 ”- SHO (approximately 8 hours of captures taken)

Sao Carlos - SP - Brazil

During the month of june - 2019

Processing and Capture:

Software: PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT, PHD, Polemaster, Sharcap

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes

Email: [email protected]

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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes