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NGC 6188 in HST palette, 





    
        

            rat156

NGC 6188 in HST palette

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA N12

Imaging camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Mount:Paramount MX

Guiding telescope or lens:ASA N12

Guiding camera:SBIG STT 8300M

Software:Software Bisque The Sky X ProCCDStack 2+Photoshop CS5

Filter:Baader Planetariun LRGB Ha - O3 - S2 38mm

Accessory:SBIG CFW8G

Resolution: 2000x1475

Dates:Aug. 2, 2014

Frames: 60x600"

Integration: 10.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 34.76%

Astrometry.net job: 334182

Locations: Home Observatory, Werribee, Victoria, Australia

Description

Fantastic shapes lurk in clouds of glowing gas in NGC 6188, about 4,000 light-years away. The emission nebula is found near the edge of a large molecular cloud unseen at visible wavelengths, in the southern constellation Ara. Massive, young stars of the embedded Ara OB1 association were formed in that region only a few million years ago, sculpting the dark shapes and powering the nebular glow with stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation. The recent star formation itself was likely triggered by winds and supernova explosions, from previous generations of massive stars, that swept up and compressed the molecular gas. Text from APOD

This image is taken in narrowband SII, Ha and OIII mapped to red, green and blue respectively.

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NGC 6188 in HST palette, 





    
        

            rat156