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Contains:  NGC 6334
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NGC 6334 the Cat's Paw Nebula, 


NGC 6334 the Cat's Paw Nebula

NGC 6334 the Cat's Paw Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 6016x4016

Dates:July 5, 2019

Frames: 40x180" ISO3200

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 3.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.10% job: 2782300

RA center: 260.097 degrees

DEC center: -36.124 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.325 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 38.063 degrees

Field radius: 1.331 degrees

Data source: Backyard


I've been wanting to image this object for a long time. I made two previous attempts but had problems which I don't recall and I didn't get an image. There are some objects that I image that I'm just pleased to get an image regardless of the quality of the image. If that makes any sense. But this is one of those objects. With that said I am pleased with the image. I had heavy moisture tonight which caused problems. Also I only have a short window of time to image this object because of where it is positioned in the sky. It only peaks it's head out of the tree line for a little while. I was not able to take as many light frames as I wanted and my last 7 light frames had trees in them. But with all of that said I did get an image. Please enjoy my first image of NGC 6334 the Cat's Paw Nebula.



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NGC 6334 the Cat's Paw Nebula,