NGC6334 the Catspaw nebula also knowen as the Bear Claw Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Scorpius and is approximately 5,500 light years from earth.

Taken thru a CENTRAL DSLR Canon 40d (no Cooling) thru a 152mm f8 four element "INTANE OPTICS" Super APO refractor.

Takahashi NJP Temma II mount and The Sky Six Pro. Autoguider is DSI Pro and Mitsuboshi Off Axis Guider thanks to PHD and Shoe String Astro.

LP  filter. 6 x 10 minute exposures at 800ASA.

Ha filter 6 x 10 minute exposures at 800 ASA

Ha used as luminescence only (Grey scale added to colour).

Processing with Images Plus and Paint Shop Pro.

Taken from Onerahi, Whangarei New Zealand in July 2009.