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Image of the day 05/13/2018

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    Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes
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    Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334

    Image of the day 05/13/2018

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334, 



    
        

            Matt Hughes
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      Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

      Imaging cameras: Atik 490ex Mono

      Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 1100 GTO AE

      Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

      Software: SGPRO, PHD2. PixInsight .

      Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha 36mm  ·  Astrodon SII 36mm 3nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 36mm - 3nm

      Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler WR35  ·  Atik OAG  ·  Atik EFW2 filter wheel


      Dates:April 22, 2018April 23, 2018

      Frames:
      Astrodon 5nm Ha 36mm: 13x1200" (4h 20') -10C bin 1x1
      Astrodon OIII 36mm - 3nm: 17x1200" (5h 40') -10C
      Astrodon SII 36mm 3nm: 12x1200" (4h) -10C bin 1x1

      Integration: 14h

      Flats: ~40

      Bias: ~200

      Avg. Moon age: 7.48 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 51.05%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


      Astrometry.net job: 2048729

      RA center: 17h 19' 44"

      DEC center: -35° 50' 45"

      Pixel scale: 1.432 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 0.174 degrees

      Field radius: 0.829 degrees


      Resolution: 3247x2610

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Taken from my rooftop in Melbourne Australia and NE Victoria.

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

      https://www.astrobin.com/users/YobSnob/

      Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6334

      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