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Contains:  NGC 6334
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Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334), 


            Miles Zhou
Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334)
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Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave 20" CDK CDK 20

Imaging camera:Apogee ASPEN® CG9000 - 3056x3056 - 12µ

Mount:Planewave Ascension 200HR

Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding cameras:

Focal reducers:

Software:Adobe Lightroom CCAdobe Photoshop CCPixInsight for Mac

Filters:Astrodon luminance filterAstrodon RGB


Resolution: 2104x2324

Dates:July 23, 2017

Astrodon RGB: 20x60" -30C bin 2x2
Astrodon luminance filter: 11x120" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.7 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 0.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 1664590

RA center: 17h 19' 58"

DEC center: -35° 56' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.094 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.614 degrees

Field radius: 0.476 degrees

Locations: iTelescope - SSO, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia


Cat's Paw Nebula named by its suggestive shape, also known as NGC 6334, and Bear Claw Nebula, is an emission nebula and star-forming region located in the constellation Scorpius. This is an LRGB composition.



Miles Zhou
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Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334), 


            Miles Zhou