Cat’s Paw

by Sohail November 18, 2015 at 5:13 am

Nebula called “Cat’s Paw” (NGC 6334) is located in the constellation Scorpius. Although it is located in the sky near the center of the Milky Way, in reality it is relatively close to the land- a distance of about 5500 light-years. Its diameter is about 50 light-years. This is one of the most active star-forming regions in our Galaktike- it contains massive young stars of high luminosity that have emerged over the past few million years.

Perhaps it to a total of several thousand stars, some of which can be observed, while the others are still hidden and gas clouds pyli.Krasny color nebula due abundance ionized hydrogen. Nebula has another name- Bear Paw.

This nebula was first discovered by the English astronomer John Herschel and physicist June 7, 1837.

Each image of the nebula “Cat’s Paw” always appears in a new light. One of the last images (at the beginning of the post), made with a telescope MPG / ESO 2.2 m, which is located at La Silla Observatory in Chile. In a study of the nebula was also attended by non-professional, but rather experienced astronomers Robert Gendler (Robert Gendler) and Hannahou Ryan (Ryan M. Hannahoe).

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