ngc 6188

NGC 6188 - The Fighting Dragons


Ha 720

ASA N12"


FLI ML 16200


Constellation Ara

Ra  16:40:00.00

Dec -48:30:00.0


NGC 6188 is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara. The bright open cluster NGC 6193, visible to the naked eye, is responsible for a region of reflection nebulosity within NGC 6188. NGC 6188 is a star forming nebula, and is sculpted by the massive, young stars that have recently formed there – some are only a few million years old. This spark of formation was probably caused when the last batch of stars went supernova.