Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) is a large emission
nebula around 50 light years across that lies in the
constellation Scorpius approximately 5500 light
This nebula is one of the most vigorous star forming
regions in the Milky Way. It contains luminous blue
stars only a few million years old that are many
times the mass of the Sun. The nebula also contains
many infant stars that are buried deep in the dust
and gas, making them difficult to see.
This is an 8 hour LRGB image (150, 105, 105, 120
minutes) using 15 minute subs. FOV is 39.4 x
26.3 arc minutes.
Camera: SBIG STXL 11002M with AO-X, and FW8G
Telescope: Officina Stellare ProRC 360