NGC 6188 – 93.

NGC 6188 – 93. (The Fighting Dragons of Ara)

NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Ara at about 4000 light years distance.

NGC 6193 is an open star cluster and part of this complex and causing the reflection nebulosity in NGC 6188.

Massive young stars that are only a few million years old have sculpted this very interesting part of Ara.

NGC 6164 – 65 is the bi-polar nebula at bottom right of field.

                                             12 Panel Mosaic.

F.O.V.   110 x 150 min of arc.

Telescope.    Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.  12 ( 15 x 300sec)     June, July, August.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.