Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6334  ·  NGC 6357  ·  the War and Peace Nebula
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NGC 6334  NGC 6357    Cat's Paw and Prawn nebula widefield, 



    
        

            Nick Axaris
NGC 6334  NGC 6357    Cat's Paw and Prawn nebula widefield
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NGC 6334 NGC 6357 Cat's Paw and Prawn nebula widefield

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NGC 6334  NGC 6357    Cat's Paw and Prawn nebula widefield, 



    
        

            Nick Axaris
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NGC 6334 NGC 6357 Cat's Paw and Prawn nebula widefield

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher ED72 ED APO SkyWatcher ED72

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC pro

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro belt mod

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Reducer 0.85 Focal reducer/flattener

Software: Adobe photoshop  ·  Astro Pixel Processor APP

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: ZWO AsiAir Pro


Dates:July 1, 2021

Frames: 24x600" (4h)

Integration: 4h

Avg. Moon age: 21.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.89%


Astrometry.net job: 4694191

RA center: 17h 22' 51"

DEC center: -35° 4' 19"

Pixel scale: 3.625 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 237.780 degrees

Field radius: 1.708 degrees


Resolution: 2812x1898

Locations: Backyard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

I had no idea how close together these heavenly bodies are together till I had a look at skysafari Took a bit of fiddling with the asiair pro to centre on both and then to turn the camera to fill them both together.

24 x 600 seconds 294mc Pro

stacked and processed in HOO using Astropixel Processor 1.83beta version which allows for star removal or star reduction.

Skywatcher ed72 and Optolong L-Extreme.

Comments and critiques more than welcome.

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NGC 6334  NGC 6357    Cat's Paw and Prawn nebula widefield, 



    
        

            Nick Axaris