NGC 6334 - Cat's Paw Nebula

Posted by MENEZES FO
on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

NGC 6334 is a large region of star formation, covering an area in the night sky slightly larger than the full moon. It is one of the most active stellar nurseries that produce massive stars in the Milky Way.
The big bright cloud earned the nickname cat paw because it looks like a giant cat footprint, due to the three bubbles in the image that resemble the pads of its paws.
On the central cushion, a blue bubble resulting from the strong OIII emissions, which is thought to be caused by a Wolf-Rayet type star, is in the final stage of evolution and will be losing mass due to the action of its wind. ; another explanation relates to the fact that it may be a remnant of a recent supernova.

Best details:

Apo 150mm triplet
Qhy 16200mm
CEM 60EC mount
83 x 500 ”- SHO (approximately 12 hours of catch taken)
São Carlos - SP - Brazil
During the month of June - 2019

Processing and capture:
PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT, PHD, Polemaster, SharpCap

Copyright: Fernando Oliveira de Menezes
Email: Barretosmed@hotmail.ccom
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