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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334
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NGC 6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula, 


            Martin Junius
NGC 6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: IAS AK3

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: IAS AK3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: IAS AK3

Guiding cameras: Lodestar X2

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Adobe Lightroom Classic CC  ·  Astro Photography Tool - APT  ·  PixInsight 1.8.6 Ripley  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Cartes du Ciel

Filters: Astronomik L 2

Dates:May 9, 2019May 10, 2019

Frames:Astronomik L 2: 24x300" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~71

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 5.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.77%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Mean SQM: 21.80

Temperature: 16.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2836712

RA center: 17h 20' 22"

DEC center: -35° 55' 26"

Pixel scale: 0.502 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.531 degrees

Field radius: 0.345 degrees

Resolution: 4090x2786

Locations: IAS Observatory Hakos, Hakos, Namibia



Martin Junius
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


    NGC 6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula, 


            Martin Junius
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    NGC 6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula, 


            Martin Junius


Description: Updated version with improved colors, albeit a far cry from proper color calibration, using the AutoColor script for PixInsight and manual adjustment.

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NGC 6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula, 


            Martin Junius