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The Details
Object
NGC 6334 in Scorpius
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance 5 nm H Alpha Filter
Date
07/08/11/14 August 2014
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
Ha 23 x 1200 sec, 19 x 1800 sec; 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, , CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 51' x 51' centered on RA 17h19m49s
DEC -35°49'59" (2000.0) . North angle 0.22 °; east 90° CCW from north.
Notes
Also known as the Cat's Paw or Bear Claw Nebula, NGC 6334 is located about 3° NW of Lambda Scorpius, a first magnitude star in the tail of the Scorpion. It lies approximately 5,500 light-years from Earth.

All data for this 17+ hour exposure of NGC 6334 was acquired by the author and Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc., with processing by Dave Jurasevich

 

 

 

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