NGC 6334

NGC 6334
This 3x3 mosaic of images from the 60cm Planewave CDK24 telescope in Chile shows NGC 6334 also known as the Cat’s Paw Nebula.

The Cat’s Paw Nebula lies near the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is one of the most active nurseries of massive stars in our galaxy; the nebula hides new stars that are each nearly 10 times the mass of our Sun and only a few million years old. There are also many new ‘baby’ stars, deep within the dust. The Nebula could contain several tens of thousands of stars.

Total integrations was:
14 hours H-alpha
16.7 hours SII
20.8 hours OIII
Author
ian howarth
Telescope
CHI - 1
Camera
FLI PL90000
Location
Rio Hurtardo Valley, Chile
Date of observation
25/12/2019
Filters
Ha, SII, OIII
Processing
Pixinsight
Credits
Ian Howarth
Submitted on Wed, 12/25/2019 - 12:03