NGC 6188 and the associated star cluster NGC 6193
|Observation data: J2000.0 epoch|
|Right ascension||16h 40m 05s|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||20 x 12 arcmins|
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.
- NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: NGC 6188 and NGC 6164 (28 December 2012)
- Astronomy Picture of the Day: 01/27/14 – Fighting Dragons of Ara
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