NGC 6334

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Object Type: Emission nebula

The dust lanes in NGC 6334 give it the appearance of a paw print, hence its nickname, the Cat's Paw nebula.

Instrument: ST-10XME/Vixen 102-ED/Paramount ME/ Astrodon RGB filters
F-ratio: f/6.5
RRGB: R 10 x 20 minutes: G 10 x 5 minutes: B 10 x 5 minutes: GB binned 2x2
June 19 and 26, 2009
Mount Laguna and Landers, California, USA
Technical Notes:
Individual exposures were dithered using AutoDither for CCDSoft and then sigma combined. The RGB image was created in
Registar 1.0. Reduce Noise was applied to the RGB image. The luminance image was duplicated and a high-pass filter of 2 pixels selectively applied to the bright portions. The RGB image was duplicated and then combined with the original using Soft Light to enhance color.

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