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NGC 6334 and NGC 6357 Nebulae in Scorpius

by on Jan.14, 2013, under Image Gallery

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Located in the constellation Scorpius, NGC 6334 and NGC 6357 resides 5,500 light-years away from Earth.  NGC 6334, the Cats Paw Nebula, resembles a faint paw-print on the sky. In NGC 6357, the Lobster Nebula, some of the most massive stars are found. One star alone is 100 times the mass of our own star, the Sun.

Hybrid Image/Six-panel Mosaic

Selected image data acquired by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Data processed by: Robert Gendler
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Takahashi FSQ 106, Bisque Paramount ME, STX16803 CCD, and STL 11000 CCD
Location: Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory, Australia, and New Mexico Skies Observatories, USA

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