NGC 6188

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.

Credit:

ESO/J. Pérez

About the Image

Id:ngc_6188_paranal
Type:Observation
Release date:22 November 2011, 10:49
Size:1942 x 1480 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6188
Type:• X - Nebulae
Constellation:Ara

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 39 27.10
Position (Dec):-48° 48' 37.37"
Field of view:77.01 x 58.69 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.0° right of vertical

 

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