Fighting Dragons of Ara

Dragões-8e03a49


Rafael Compassi

Presidente Lucena

SW 8″ F/5
ASI1600mm-cool
ZWO EFW
Optolong 1.25″ LRGB filters
L 25×150″
R, G, B 12×90″ bin2
Captured with APT

NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. The bright open cluster NGC 6193, visible to the naked eye, is responsible for a region of reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188.

NGC 6188 is a star forming nebula, and is sculpted by the massive, young stars that have recently formed there – some are only a few million years old. This spark of formation was probably caused when the last batch of stars went supernova.

2017-06-24T00:00:00

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