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NGC 6193 & 6188 COMPLEX

Ara

(ra: 16h 41m 09s/ dec -48 48' 00'')

 

 

July 2009, Collaboration with Ezequiel Bellocchio from Astro Pilar - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Image Acquisition Ezequiel Bellochio - Processing Sergio Eguivar

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Bright Reflection Nebula and lot of stars !!

VISUAL BRIGHTNESS: NGC 6193: 5.2 (visual); NGC 6188 N/A

SIZE: NGC 6193 14 arcs seconds; NGC 6188 x 20 x 12 arc minutes

DISTANCE: 4000 light years

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

NGC 6188 is one of the most beautiful emission nebula of the southern sky. The region gathers young blue stars, hot red gas and cool dark dust.  Is the home of a group of young stars which forms the open cluster NGC 6193. Its stars are so bright that reflects interstellar dust forming a diffuse blue glow which is visible in the photograph.

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

OPTICS: Takahashi 90II f4.5 stop

SKY CONDITIONS: fair

CAMERA: SBIG ST10XME

FILTERS: Astrodom

EXPOSURES: LHaRGB (30,40,36,36,36) all 300 secs sub exposures

IMAGE ACQUISITION: CCD Soft

GUIDING: Guided with Lodestar on Meade LX200

PROCESSED: Calibrated with Maxim (darks, flats), Images Plus, CCD Sharp, Photoshop CS