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Contains:  NGC 6193, NGC 6188
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NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - H-Alpha, 


            Ray Caro
NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - H-Alpha

NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - H-Alpha

Technical card

Resolution: 1920x1520

Dates:July 21, 2017July 22, 2017July 16, 2018

Frames:Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter Sony: 204x55" ISO3200

Integration: 3.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.91 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.62% job: 2160592

RA center: 250.083 degrees

DEC center: -48.648 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.149 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.056 degrees

Field radius: 1.411 degrees

Data source: Backyard


This is the second season that I photograph this region that could be seen as a great fresco. I took the opportunity to add time but the conditions were not ideal.

In this constellation of Ara, some can see a titanic space fight between Dragons. Others imagine the fantastic eternal battle between good and evil. Other people think they recognize the Hand of God, like the painting of Michelangelo.

Personally, I prefer to see a bear, in the center, under the benevolent look of his parents, in the upper right.

It is a vast area of star formation that ionize, illuminate and shape the forms of these gaseous clouds.


Dans cette constellation de l'Autel, certains peuvent y voir un combat spatial titanesque entre des Dragons. D'autres pensent reconnaître la Main de Dieu, à l'instar de la fresque de Michel-Ange.

Personnellement, je préfère y voir un ourson, tout au centre, sous le regard bienveillant de ses parents, en haut à droite.

C'est une vaste région de formation d'étoiles qui ionisent, illuminent et façonnent les formes de ces nuages gazeux.



Ray Caro
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NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - H-Alpha, 


            Ray Caro