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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  NGC 6188, NGC 6193, NGC 6200, Rim Nebula
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The Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188 and 6164), 


            Peter Dunsby
The Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188 and 6164)
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The Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188 and 6164)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8" F/2

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: PrimaLuceLab 60mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 4.1  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Baader high speed OIII  ·  Baader high speed Ha  ·  Baader high speed SII

Accessory: Primaluce Labs Eagle 3

Dates:May 13, 2020

Baader high speed Ha: 150x120" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader high speed OIII: 300x60" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader high speed SII: 150x120" (gain: 75.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 15.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 21.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.73%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3509241

RA center: 16h 39' 41"

DEC center: -48° 19' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.985 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.164 degrees

Field radius: 1.487 degrees

Resolution: 8708x6496

Data source: Backyard


I started this project back in April and collected more than 25 hours of data with the RASA 8. This gave me the nice luxury of being pretty selective of what data to use for processing. Very happy with the final result. I hope I’ve done this beautiful patch of sky justice and that you enjoy the image. ⁣



Peter Dunsby
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The Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188 and 6164), 


            Peter Dunsby