NGC 6334, The Cat’s Paw Nebula

by on Sep.16, 2011, under Image Gallery

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Located in the constellation Scorpius, the Cat’s Paw Nebula is 5,500 light-years from Earth. This nebula spans 100 light-years across and resembles a cat’s paw.

Two-frame Mosaic, Hydrogen Alpha Color Composite

Data acquired by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Data processed by: Robert Gendler
Exposure Time: 60 hours
Equipment used: 14.5″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, STL11000 CCD
Location: Fair Dinkum Skies Observatory, Moorook – Australia


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