NGC 6188

NGC 6188
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NGC 6188

𝘋𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯⁣
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𝐍𝐆𝐂 𝟔𝟏𝟖𝟖⁣
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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. With image data from the @telescope.live a false-colour Hubble palette was used to create this gorgeous wide-field image and shows emission from sulphur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in red, green, and blue hues. The field of view spans about four full Moons, corresponding to about 150 light years at the estimated distance of NGC 6188.⁣
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
CHI-6
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI ML 16200
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
08/05/2021
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
SHO
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Deepskytracker/Photoshop
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Pro-Dataset