NGC 6188 in the constellation Ara

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.

Camera : Astro60D (cooled at-9C)
Telescope/Lens : Takahashi FS-60C + flatterner (374mm f/6.2)
Filter : Astronomik 6nm Ha
ISO : 3200
Mount : Takahashi EM-11
Autoguide : SBIG SG-4

Total Exposure Time : 84mins
w Dark Frames, Bias Frames
process w DSS,PI, PS5

Autor:  Vincent Vegabort

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17 January 2014

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