Cat's Paw Nebula

Brand: Space Art and Cosmotography by Ray Palmer
Product Code: Cat's Paw Nebula
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Cat's Paw Nebula

Don't run into this interstellar Moggy, the paw print is over 1 billion km's in width. 

The Cat's Paw (also known as The Bear Claw Nebula) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Scorpius. It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa (Wikipedia).

Image Specifications

Exposure 30 minutes
Scope Takahashi Epsilon 
Losmandy G-11 Gemini
Film Fuji Provia 400F
Manually Guided 
Camera Olympus OM-1 at Prime Focus 

Golden Grove Astronomical Observing Facility 
Western Australia

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