NGC 6334 – Cat’s Paw Nebula

This is a photo of part of the emission nebula NGC 6334, also called the Cat’s Paw Nebula. NGC 6334 is a huge star-forming region located ~5500 light-years from Earth. This came off the PROMPT 5 telescope in Chile just before 3:00 AM yesterday. Ten 40-second exposures in each of LRGB filters. I poked the brightness/contrast and the noise level in Photoshop.