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About this Image
The Cats Paw Nebula NGC 6334 and its companion NGC 6357 in the tail of Scorpius are complex H-alpha emission areas.
The distance to this nebulae is approx. 5500 light years. It is the nursery for many hot young stars, that are still obscured by dust clouds.
105mm TMB refractor with flattener at f/6.5
|Camera||SBIG STL-11000M at -20C, internal filter wheel|
|Filters||Astronomik H-alpha (15 nm) + RGB|
|Date||Aug 09, 2004.|
|Sky Conditions||mag 6.5, high transparency, temperature 14 C,|
Ha = 120 minutes (10-minute sub-exposures),
RGB= 15:15:15 min (5-minute sub-exposures)
Image aquisition in Maxim DL 4.0; Image calibration, aligning, mean stacking, DDP and color synthesis in ImagesPlus;
Photoshop: H-alpha blended to red and L channel; cropped, Noise reduction by Neatimage;