Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334  ·  Sh2-8
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64)

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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64)

Acquisition details

Frames:
85×500(11h 48′ 20″)
Integration:
11h 48′ 20″

RA center: 17h20m14s.13

DEC center: -35°5046.5

Pixel scale: 1.397 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -87.086 degrees

Field radius: 0.634 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2458x2149

File size: 25.4 MB

Locations: JALES, JALES, Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 6334 is a large star-forming region, covering an area in the night sky slightly larger than the full moon. It is one of the most active star nurseries producing massive stars in the Milky Way.

On the central cushion, a blue-colored bubble resulting from strong OIII emissions is thought to be caused by a Wolf-Rayet star, in the final stages of evolution that is losing mass due to its wind action. ; Another explanation relates to the fact that it may be a remnant of a recent supernova.

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            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64), 



    
        

            Fernando Oliveira de Menezes