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



    
        

            Utkarsh mishra
NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara
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NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara

NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara, 



    
        

            Utkarsh mishra
NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara
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NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara

Acquisition details

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3987029

RA center: 16h39m42s.0

DEC center: -48°3903

Pixel scale: 1.129 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 264.300 degrees

Field radius: 0.904 degrees

Resolution: 3600x4500

File size: 16.6 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

The dragons of Ara

Image credit copyright: Utkarsh Mishra & Lloyd Smith Deepskywest

@deepskywest @mr_deepsky

Dark shapes with bright edges winging their way through dusty NGC 6188 are tens of light-years long. The emission nebula is found near the edge of an otherwise dark large molecular cloud in the southern constellation Ara, about 4,000 light-years away. Born in that region only a few million years ago, the massive young stars of the embedded Ara OB1 association sculpt the fantastic shapes and power the nebular glow with stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation. The recent star formation itself was likely triggered by winds and supernova explosions, from previous generations of massive stars, that swept up and compressed the molecular gas

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NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara, 



    
        

            Utkarsh mishra