Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ara (Ara)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6165  ·  NGC 6188  ·  NGC 6193  ·  NGC 6200  ·  Rim Nebula
NGC 6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara Nebula, 



    
        

            Ethan Wong
NGC 6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara Nebula
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NGC 6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara Nebula

NGC 6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara Nebula, 



    
        

            Ethan Wong
NGC 6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara Nebula
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NGC 6188 Fighting Dragons of Ara Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZenithStar 61 APO f/5.9

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD 163m  ·  QHYCCD 183M

Mounts: Explore Scientific iEXOS100

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Datyson Guidescope

Guiding cameras: T7C

Focal reducers: AstroTech Astro-Tech Photo-visual Coma Corrector & field flattener

Software: Deepskystacker  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Pisinsight 1.8  ·  PhotoShop CS6  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool V3.63

Filters: Antlia Ha 3.5nm 36mm  ·  Antlia SII 3.5nm 36mm  ·  Antlia OIII 3.5nm 36mm

Accessory: QHYCCD CFW3-M 7-position  ·  QHY Filter Wheel CFW3M


Dates:April 12, 2020April 18, 2020May 9, 2020

Frames:
Antlia Ha 3.5nm 36mm: 210x240" (14h) (gain: 200.00) -5C bin 1x1
Antlia OIII 3.5nm 36mm: 150x240" (10h) (gain: 200.00) -5C bin 1x1
Antlia SII 3.5nm 36mm: 210x240" (14h) (gain: 200.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 38h

Darks: 50

Flats: 50

Flat darks: 50

Avg. Moon age: 20.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 62.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 17.00

Mean FWHM: 5.60

Temperature: 28.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3523739

RA center: 16h38m14s

DEC center: -48°3404

Pixel scale: 2.851 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.163 degrees

Field radius: 1.503 degrees


Resolution: 3000x2327

Locations: Rooftop, Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Data source: Backyard

Description

One month worth of sleepless nights and battling the damn weather, this is a result of 38 hours of total integraiton time. 10/10 would do it again

Funfact: in 1836, astronomer John Herschel discovered this with his reflector telescope. Through is 18 1/4 inch reflector, he noted a 'faint nebula in which the preceding part of the cluster is involved.

NGC 6188 is a star forming nebula, and is sculpted by the massive, young stars that have recently formed there – some are only a few million years old. This spark of formation was probably caused when the last batch of stars went supernova.

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