Widefield of Cat’s Paw and Lobster nebula

This beautiful wide field of view of Scorpion’s tail contains the famous cat’s paw and lobster nebula’s along with the ‘prawn’ nebula at the bottom. Near the Prawn nebula you see the ‘northern jewel box’ star cluster, or NGC 6231.
I especially love the way the dust clouds on the right side of the image almost seem to be slowly moving as if they are colorations within a liquid.

cat's paw wide field

Image acquisition details

Date: July 12, 2015
Location: Kiripotib, Namibia
Optics: Nikkor 80-200mm F2.8 used at 80mm F4
Mount: Fornax 51
Camera: Unmodified Nikon D5100
Guiding: Lacerta MGEN
Exposures: 29x5min ISO800


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