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NGC 6334, Cat’s Paw Nebula

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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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NGC 6334: The Cat’s Paw Nebula 

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Image Credit & Copyright: Roberto Colombari and SONEAR Obs.; Color data: Robert Gendler & Ryan Hannahoe

 Nebulas are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat could have created the vast Cat’s Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat’s Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above is a deep field image of the Cat’s Paw nebula.

NASA APOD 18-Jun-14

The Cat’s Paw Nebula in Scorpius

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At 5,500 light years distant, Cat’s Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 152mm f/7.5 Starfire EDF
Imaging cameras: FLI ProLine Proline 16803
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60C
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Superstar
Focal reducers: Astro-Physics AP 4.0″ Field Flattener
Software: PixInsight 1.8, Software Bisque TheSky6 Professional, FocusMax, Cyanogen Maxim DL Pro 5, Photoshop CS Photo Shop CS5, CCD Autopilot 5
Filters: Astrodon E-series LRGB Ha 5nm
Accessories: Sirius Dome
Dates: March 18, 2014
Frames: 29×1200″
Integration: 9.7 hours

Author: David Nguyen

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23 April 2014

NGC 6357 and NGC 6334 in Scorpius

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NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat’s Paw NebulaBear Claw Nebula) 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.
NGC 6357, is a diffuse nebula near NGC 6334 in the constellation Scorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars shielded by dark disks of gas, and young stars wrapped in expanding “cocoons”.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TMB APO 480 f/6
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi / Kiss X2
Mounts: Vixen Atlux
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Rubinar 500/5,6
Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN
Software: DeepSkyStacker, Fitswork, photoshop
Filters: Baader IR EOS
Accessories: MGEN
Dates: July 29, 2011
Locations: Tivoli / Namibia
Frames: 10×600″
Integration: 1.7 hours

Autor: Hartmuth Kintzel

05 March 2014

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