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Cats paw and Lobster nebulae

Cat's paw and Lobster nebulae

This wide field image show two bright emission nebulae sorrounded in Hydrogen gas in the rich milky way region in Scorpius.

NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula and Gum 64) is seen at lower Left.
It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837.

NGC6357 - The Lobster Nebula seen at upper Right.
The nebula complex is approximately 5500 light-years distant.

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Ha for 60 minutes (BIN 1) RGB- each for 10 minutes (BIN 2) total of 90 minutes
Imaged with a Canon 200mm F2.8 lens
SBIG ST-8300M with FW5 filterwheel
HaLRGB Baader filters

Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2012

SBIG ST-8300 CCD Camera
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Guest 24-Jan-2013 04:45
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