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.

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ESO/J. Pérez

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Auðkenni:perez-ngc6188
Tegund:Ljósmynd
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 7, 2011, 15:40 CET
Stærð:2156 x 3228 px

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Nafn:NGC 6188
Tegund:Unspecified : Nebula : Appearance : Emission : H II Region
Constellation:Ara
Flokkur:Nebulae

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Position (RA):16 39 55.11
Position (Dec):-48° 31' 7.08"
Field of view:85.43 x 127.91 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 2.9° højre frá lóðréttu

 

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