Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334  ·  NGC6334  ·  Sh2-8
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Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334), 


            Miles Zhou
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Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave 20" CDK CDK 20

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

Mounts: Planewave Ascension 200HR

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight for Mac

Filters: Astrodon RGB  ·  Astrodon luminance filter

Dates:July 23, 2017

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

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%

Astrometry.net job: 1664590

RA center: 17h 19' 58"

DEC center: -35° 56' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.094 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.358 degrees

Field radius: 0.476 degrees

Resolution: 2104x2324

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.


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Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334), 


            Miles Zhou