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Cat's Paw Nebula, 





    
        

            Geoff
Cat's Paw Nebula

Cat's Paw Nebula

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Resolution: 2500x2500

Dates:Aug. 10, 2018

Frames: 29x600"

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.28%

Astrometry.net job: 2218150

RA center: 17h 19' 43"

DEC center: -35° 52' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.146 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.690 degrees

Field radius: 0.563

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Cat’s Paw Nebula is an emission nebula in Scorpius about 50 light years across and is approximately 5,500 light years from Earth. It is one of the nearest H II regions to the solar system.
It is a large star forming region, covering an area in the night sky slightly larger than the full Moon and is one of the most active stellar nurseries in the Milky Way.

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Cat's Paw Nebula, 





    
        

            Geoff