Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334
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Nine Lives! NGC 6334 returns

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130 APO Refractor

Imaging cameras: QSI 6162 monochrome

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Sky Safari Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding 2.6.6 PHD2  ·  Topaz Denoise DeNoise

Filters: Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha  ·  Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm O3  ·  Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:June 5, 2020

Frames:
Chroma Blue: 10x180" (30')
Chroma Green: 10x180" (30')
Chroma Ha 5nm Chroma Ha: 11x1200" (3h 40')
Chroma Red: 10x180" (30')
Chroma SII 5nm Chroma SII: 10x1200" (3h 20')
Chroma OIII 3nm O3: 17x1800" (8h 30')

Integration: 17h

Avg. Moon age: 14.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.87%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3804557

RA center: 17h 19' 19"

DEC center: -35° 50' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.241 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 164.354 degrees

Field radius: 0.811 degrees


Resolution: 3605x3019

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Trying out Eric Coles narrowband HST- selective histogram level colour mapping & editing technique again. Very pleased with the effect and results, a processing game changer really!
Except I like RGB stars much more than NB purple or white ones. - (Sorry Eric!)

At 5,500 light years distant, the Cat's Paw nebula NGC 6334 is an emission nebula with a red colour that originates from an abundance of ionised hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured here is a deep field image of the Cat's Paw Nebula in light emitted by hydrogen, oxygen, and sulphur. (text from Apod).

Ha - 11x1200secs
O3-17 x 1800 secs
S2- 10x1200secs
RG&B 10x180 secs ea.
Captured via Ekos on a Mac.

Processed in APP & PS CC 202 with Topaz NR
Taken from my light polluted suburban backyard in Melbourne, Victoria.

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Nine Lives! NGC 6334 returns, 



    
        

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