Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ara (Ara)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6188  ·  NGC 6193  ·  PK336-01.1
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NGC6188 (Fighting Dragons Nebula), 



    
        

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NGC6188 (Fighting Dragons Nebula)

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NGC6188 (Fighting Dragons Nebula), 



    
        

            Dean Carr
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NGC6188 (Fighting Dragons Nebula)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Imaging cameras: QSI683WSG-8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm APO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Software: Simulation Curriculum Sky Safari Plus  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Simulation Curriculum Starry Night Pro Plus 7

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25"


Dates:April 29, 2017

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 14x900" (3h 30') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 12x1200" (4h) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm 1.25": 2x900" (30') -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm 1.25": 13x1200" (4h 20') -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 12h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 3.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.92%


RA center: 16h39m29s.516

DEC center: -48°3508.90

Pixel scale: 1.016 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.344 degrees

Field radius: 0.636 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3655x2642

Locations: Wiruna, Ilford, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 6188 is a star-forming emission nebula approximately 4,000 light years from Earth, and can be seen in the constellation Ara. A somewhat popular nickname for NGC6188 is the ‘Fighting Dragons’ nebula because of its distinctive appearance.

Also within the field of view is the open cluster NGC 6193 (top, just left of centre), a source of illumination for NGC 6188. Ultraviolet radiation from the giant stars within NGC 6193 is eroding the edge of its parent molecular cloud and may sustaining star formation in the surrounding region.

This image was processed in PixInsight using the Hubble Space Telescope palette (Red = SII, Green = Ha, Blue = OIII). The final image was only slightly cropped, then re-sampled by 120% for aesthetic reasons.

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NGC6188 (Fighting Dragons Nebula), 



    
        

            Dean Carr