Cats Paw Nebula, NGC 6334

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'Cats Paw Nebula, NGC 6334'

Cats Paw Nebula, NGC 6334

[Public Domain] 1 Jul 2016 Dylan O'Donnell
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I tried and failed last year to get this, so I’m really happy I got it this time around! Of all the crazy things people call nebula and constellations, this one I completely agree with. It’s as if God herself is a cat, and on the seventh day having reviewed her creation and seen that it was good, lay her giant paw upon it and said “Now feed me.”

Of course, we could have opted for a more majestic name. Lions Paw perhaps. This emission nebula was discovered in 1837 in South Africa after all, by John Herschel himself. Some people go for “Bears Claw”.

But the internet loves cats so “Cats Paw” is fine by me.

UPDATED :

Did a better one this year (2016) so have now replaced 2015 post with this new data and better result 🙂

22 x 180s (Total 66 minutes exposure) / c9.25 / f2 Hyperstar / QHY12 RGB CCD / PixInsight

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