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Cat's Paw Nebula

NGC 6334, colloquially known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64, is an emission nebula and star-forming region located in the constellation Scorpius NGC 6334 was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The nebula is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way, at a distance of approximately 5.5 kilolight-years from the Sun. The nebula is a high mass filamentary cloud structure spanning ~320 light years. In the visible part of the spectrum, it emits mainly in red (from hydrogen atoms) and blue (from oxygen atoms). Several embedded star-forming regions have been identified from infrared and radio emissions. Image captured and processed by Arc Fortnight using a Celestron 9.25 Edge telescope , Avalon M-Uno mount, ZWO6200MM camera cooled to -10 degrees C and Antlia 4.5 Nm filters on a clear night in Tweed Heads, Gold Coast Australia.

Image dimensions: 5760 x 4697 pixels

Cat's Paw Nebula

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Cat's Paw Nebula

NGC 6334, colloquially known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula, or Gum 64, is an emission nebula and star-forming region located in the constellation Scorpius NGC 6334 was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. The nebula is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way, at a distance of approximately 5.5 kilolight-years from the Sun. The nebula is a high mass filamentary cloud structure spanning ~320 light years. In the visible part of the spectrum, it emits mainly in red (from hydrogen atoms) and blue (from oxygen atoms). Several embedded star-forming regions have been identified from infrared and radio emissions. Image captured and processed by Arc Fortnight using a Celestron 9.25 Edge telescope , Avalon M-Uno mount, ZWO6200MM camera cooled to -10 degrees C and Antlia 4.5 Nm filters on a clear night in Tweed Heads, Gold Coast Australia.

Image dimensions: 5760 x 4697 pixels

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