NGC6334, The Cat’s Paw Nebula


About this image

This image of emission nebula NGC6334 (the Cat’s Paw Nebula), a star-forming region in the constellation Scorpius, was taken in 2007 using the Mosaic-2 imager on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. The colors of the nebula are reddened by intervening dust in the plane of the Milky Way galaxy. The image was taken as part of a continuing campaign of public-release images using both NOAO 4-meter telescopes.

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Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, T. Abbott and NOAO/AURA/NSF

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