NGC 6188 Glows Crimson

An image of the emission nebula NGC 6188 taken by ESO's 3.6-meter Telescope at the La Silla observatory in Chile in 1986. The nebula is located in the southern constellation Ara and is about 4,000 light-years away. Radiation from stars within the nebula heats up the surrounding gases, making them glow.

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About the Image

Id:ngc6188-3-6-m
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:21
Size:5315 x 5431 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6188
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Distance:4000 light years
Category:Nebulae

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