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The Cat's Paw Nebula

A Celestial Feline in Scorpius 

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View a monochrome mosaic of the Cat's Paw Nebula and the War and Peace Nebula at this page here

The Cat's Paw Nebula, which got its name for obvious reasons, is an emission nebula and star-forming region in the constellation of Scorpius. It covers a large area of the sky just slightly larger than that of the full moon, although being much fainter, it requires a large telescope and a very dark sky to see visually. 

Imaging Details

Location: Singapore (HA) and Malaysia (RGB)
Date(s): July 2016 and 2017
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ85ED at f/5.3
Camera: SBIG ST8300M 
Mount: Losmandy G11/G2 
Exposure Integration: 2 hours in HaRGB

Image reduction, integration and processing with Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight.

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