The Fighting Dragons of Ara

Posted by ivanbok
on Saturday, August 12, 2017

A menacing cloud of gas and dust looms in the southern constellation of Ara, seemingly depicting a scene of two dragons fighting above a glowing egg. This is NGC 6188, an emission nebula also known as the Rim Nebula, and NGC 6164, a bipolar nebula. This image is shot in HaRGB colours to show the rich nebulosity in the region in true colour.

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