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Contains:  NGC 6357, NGC 6334
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The Lobster  and Cat’s Paw Nebula, 


            Ruben Barbosa
The Lobster  and Cat’s Paw Nebula

The Lobster and Cat’s Paw Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging camera:FLI Microline 16803

Software:Maxim DL, Gimp

Resolution: 2653x2443

Ha: 6x600"
OIII: 6x600"
SII: 6x600"

Integration: 3.0 hours job: 2394456

RA center: 260.838 degrees

DEC center: -34.901 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.501 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.078 degrees

Field radius: 1.754 degrees


These dramatic objects are regions of active star formation where the hot young stars are causing the surrounding hydrogen gas to glow red. The very rich field of view also includes dark clouds of dust.



Ruben Barbosa
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


The Lobster  and Cat’s Paw Nebula, 


            Ruben Barbosa