NGC 6334, Cat’s Paw Nebula


NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula and Gum 64) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Scorpius. It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Saxon ED120
Imaging cameras: Canon 60Da
Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT Skywatcher
Guiding telescopes or lenses: ProStar 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Photoshop, Deep Sky Stacker
Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD 2″
Accessories: Astro-Tech 2″ Field Flattener
Resolution: 5202×3465
Dates: April 13, 2015
Frames: 50×180″ ISO1250
Integration: 2.5 hours
Darks: ~50
Flats: ~50
Bias: ~50
Avg. Moon age: 23.03 days
Avg. Moon phase: 40.65%
Temperature: 5.00
RA center: 260.017 degrees
DEC center: -35.948 degrees
Orientation: 89.020 degrees
Field radius: 0.648 degrees
Locations: Home, Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
Author: Uri Abraham

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