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Contains:  NGC 6334
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Cat's Paw Nebula - NGC 6334, 


            Israel Barbosa de...
Cat's Paw Nebula - NGC 6334

Cat's Paw Nebula - NGC 6334

Technical card

Resolution: 3038x1915

Dates:July 4, 2016

Frames: 13x180"

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00% job: 1154185

RA center: 260.066 degrees

DEC center: -35.943 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.100 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 20.297 degrees

Field radius: 0.549 degrees

Locations: Padre Bernardo , Padre Bernardo , Goiás, Brazil


NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula and Gum 64) is an emission nebula (the red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms). At 5,500 light years distant, this star-forming region located in the constellation Scorpius contains stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun that have been born there in only the past few million years.

This image was captured in Padre Bernardo/GO - Brazil, during the 9th Brazilian Meeting of Astrophotography.

Technical data
13 lights180s, ISO 800, total integration time: 39 min. No darks, bias or flats applied.



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Cat's Paw Nebula - NGC 6334, 


            Israel Barbosa de...