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Contains:  NGC 6193, NGC 6188
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NGC 6188, 


            Ben S Klerk
NGC 6188

NGC 6188

Technical card

Resolution: 7909x5962

Dates:June 22, 2019June 23, 2019

Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 26x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 1.25" 6nm: 27x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik S2 1.25" 6nm: 19x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 71.97% job: 2838404

RA center: 16h 38' 31"

DEC center: -48° 16' 8"

Pixel scale: 0.909 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 322.136 degrees

Field radius: 1.251

Locations: Home obs, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Data source: Backyard


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.

NGC 6164 also created by one of the region's massive O-type stars. Similar in appearance to many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164's striking, symmetric gaseous shroud and faint halo surround its bright central star near the bottom edge.

This view spans about 5 Full moons.



Ben S Klerk
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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NGC 6188, 


            Ben S Klerk