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Contains:  NGC 6334

Image of the day 05/13/2018

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    Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334, 


            Matt Hughes
    Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334
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    Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334

    Technical card

    Dates:April 22, 2018April 23, 2018

    Astrodon 5nm Ha 36mm: 13x1200" -10C bin 1x1
    Astrodon OIII 36mm - 3nm: 17x1200" -10C
    Astrodon SII 36mm 3nm: 12x1200" -10C bin 1x1

    Integration: 14.0 hours

    Flats: ~40

    Bias: ~200

    Avg. Moon age: 7.48 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 51.05%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

    Basic astrometry details job: 2048729

    RA center: 17h 19' 44"

    DEC center: -35° 50' 45"

    Pixel scale: 1.433 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.230 degrees

    Field radius: 0.829 degrees

    Resolution: 3247x2610

    Data source: Backyard


    Taken from my rooftop in Melbourne Australia and NE Victoria.

    Also thanks to Chucks Astrophotography for his videos on everything, especially processing.

    NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula and Gum 64) is an emission nebula and star-forming region located in the constellation Scorpius.[3] It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.



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    Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334, 


            Matt Hughes