NGC 6334 (Cat’s Paw Nebula)

NGC 6334 (12 x 15min) (2016) (50)

NGC 6334 (The Cat’s Paw Nebula)

NGC 6334 is an emission nebula with a red colour that comes from an abundance of ionized Hydrogen atoms.

The Cat’s Paw is about 5500 LY distance in Scorpius.

This image is only a small section of a much larger complex nebula.

Telescope.  16 Inch  F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  12 x 900 sec.   Sept  2016

Location.  (Wiruna ) Ilford N.S.W.