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Cat´s Paw with War and Peace: Close to the tail stars of the constellation of Scorpius, Lesath and Shaula, one finds an extensive  region of emission nebulae, the most prominent of which are NGC 6357 (right) and NGC 6334 (left). The latter one is also sometimes called Cat´s Paw Nebula and is in a distance of 5500 LY, NGC 6357 is in a distance of 8000 LY and is often called War and Peace Nebula.

Very dense dust obscures both nebulae, so that visual observation is quite difficult.




Object Katzenpfote mit Krieg und Frieden
Category Nebel
Designation NGC 6334,NGC 6357
Constellation Scorpius
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5 x 0.73 Reducer
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M mit internem Filterrad
Exposure 3x20min Baader H-alpha Filter, jeweils 4x5min Baader RGB Filtersatz. Maxim DL zur Aufnahmesteuerung
Calibration Dunkel- + Flachbild
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar und Skywatcher ED 80 als Leitrohr, Maxim DL als Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Farbkodierung L/H-alpha,R/H-alpha,GB
Location-Date Somerset West, Südafrika -14 Apr 2011
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