Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334  ·  Sh2-8
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Cat's Paw (NGC6334) - lrgb, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters

Cat's Paw (NGC6334) - lrgb

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Cat's Paw (NGC6334) - lrgb, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters

Cat's Paw (NGC6334) - lrgb

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Tak TSA120
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683 ws-8
Mounts
EQ8
Filters
Astronomik Red · Astronomik Luminance · Green · Blue
Accessories
Takahashi TOA Reducer .75x
Software
Pixinsight 1.8 · Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Tak TSA120
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 6, 2019 ·  June 7, 2019 ·  July 2, 2019 ·  July 3, 2019
Frames:
Astronomik Luminance: 33x300" (2h 45') -20°C bin 1x1
Astronomik Red: 34x300" (2h 50') -20°C bin 1x1
Blue: 37x300" (3h 5') -20°C bin 1x1
Green: 38x300" (3h 10') -20°C bin 1x1
Integration:
11h 50'
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
87
Avg. Moon age:
9.42 days
Avg. Moon phase:
8.28%

RA center: 17h18m53s.37

DEC center: -35°5558.6

Pixel scale: 1.645 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.194 degrees

Field radius: 0.934 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3272x2452

Data source: Backyard

Description

Presenting the LRGB version of the Cat's Paw nebula (NGC6334), located in the constellation of Scorpius approximately 5,500 light years from our planet earth. This distance places this object well within our own Milky Way galaxy hence the presence of a rich star field and voluminous amount of Hydrogen Alpha (Ha) gas present. The presence of Ha results in the very red colours that one sees in images taken of this area. Whilst this is a very bright object the heavy concentration of Ha and the wide dynamic range makes for a challenging time with processing the data.

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Cat's Paw (NGC6334) - lrgb, 



    
        

            Rodney Watters