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Contains:  NGC 6193, NGC 6188
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NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - LHa-RHaGB, 


            Ray Caro
NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - LHa-RHaGB

NGC 6188 - Space Fighting Dragons in Ara - LHa-RHaGB

Technical card

Resolution: 3250x2563

Dates:July 18, 2017July 21, 2017July 22, 2017July 16, 2018

200x55" ISO3200
Astronomik H-alpha 12nm CCD Clip-Filter Sony: 204x55" ISO3200

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.52% job: 2162526

RA center: 250.095 degrees

DEC center: -48.651 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.414 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.588 degrees

Field radius: 1.387 degrees

Data source: Backyard


This color image follows the one published in Ha here

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 - LHa-RHaGB, 


            Ray Caro