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:||22 November 2011, 10:49|
|Size:||1942 x 1480 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• X - Nebulae|