Impressive image of the NGC 6188 nebula, located some 4000 light-years away, in the southern constellation of Ara (the Altar). The red colour is due to emission from hydrogen, lit up by massive, recently-formed stars. The emission nebula is embedded in a dark, large molecular cloud.
About the Image
|Release date:||7 November 2011, 15:40|
|Size:||2156 x 3228 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region|
• X - Nebulae