Cat's Paw Print in the Scorpius Constellation

The distinctive-looking Cat's Paw Nebula, also known as the Bear Claw Nebula and cataloged as NGC 6334, is located in the constellation Scorpius. ESO's 3.6-meter Telescope at the La Silla observatory in Chile gathered the light for this image in 1986.

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About the Image

Id:ngc6334
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:5315 x 5485 px

About the Object

Name:Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:5500 light years
Category:Nebulae

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