NGC 6334

NGC 6334

NGC 6334
emission nebula
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 17h 19m 58s[1]
Declination −35° 57′ 47″[1]
Distance 5500 +/-970 ly[2] ly
Constellation Scorpius
Designations ESO 392-EN 009,[1]
Sharpless 8, RCW 127,
Gum 64

NGC 6334 (also known as the Cat's Paw Nebula, Bear Claw Nebula and Gum 64) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Scorpius.[3] It was discovered by astronomer John Herschel in 1837, who observed it from the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.[4]

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References

  1. ^ a b c "Basic data: NGC 6334 -- SuperNova Remnant".  
  2. ^ "Statistical study of OB stars in NGC 6334 and NGC 6357". Retrieved 2013-06-09. 
  3. ^ "The Cat's Paw Nebula".  
  4. ^ "NGC 6334 - The Cat's Paw Nebula". SEDS Database. SEDS. Retrieved 2008-04-15. 

External links

  • On the Trail of a Cosmic Cat — ESO Photo Release
  • NGC 6334 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wide Angle: The Cat's Paw Nebula 2010 April 21