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Photographer:

barretosmed

Email:

barretosmed@hotmail.com

Location of Photo:

SAO CARLOS - SP - BRAZIL

Date/Time of photo:

During the month of june - 2019

Equipment:

Equipments : Apo Triplet 150mm Qhy 16200mm 83 x 500 ”- SHO (approximately 12 hours of captures taken) Sao Carlos - SP - Brazil During the month of june - 2019 Processing and Capture: Software: PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop, APT, PHD, Polemaster, Sharcap

Description:

NGC 6334 is a large star-forming region, covering an area in the night sky slightly larger than the full moon. It is one of the most active star nurseries producing massive stars in the Milky Way. Located toward the constellation Scorpio, about 5,500 light years away and an estimated 50 light years in length. The big bright cloud has earned the nickname cat paw because it looks like a gigantic cat footprint because of the three bubbles in the image that resemble the pads of its paws. On the central cushion, a blue-colored bubble resulting from strong OIII emissions is thought to be caused by a Wolf-Rayet star, in the final stages of evolution that is losing mass due to its wind action. ; Another explanation relates to the fact that it may be a remnant of a recent supernova.

Website:

https://www.astrobin.com/full/ih9iqk/D/

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