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Galactic Nebula NGC 6188 and Planetary Nebula NGC 6164: This is a tremendous region of emission nebulae, not so much known in the Northern Hemisphere, but nevertheless a huge star generating place of creation. In the lower right corner is the planetary nebula NGC 6164, where the central star expells matter which generates the torus like structure.

Object Galactic Nebula NGC 6188
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 6188
Constellation Ara
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Piggyback on Meade LX 200 GPS 10 inch and Equatorial Superwedge
Camera Hutech modified Canon EOS 30D
Exposure 21 x ISO 800-5min IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and LX 200 as Guide Scope. PHD as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 19 March 2007
 
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