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Fighting Dragons of Ara - NGC 6188 _ May2022


This is the first frame of my WIP mosaic of the "The Fighting Dragons".

NGC 6188 or Gum 53 (AKA The Fighting Dragons) is an emission nebula located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Ara.

Imaged with a QHY268M using Sulfur II, Hydrogen Alpha and Oxygen III narrowband filters, through a doublet 80mm refractor at F6.25 (500mm focal length) and tracked with a "hypertuned" CGEM mount.

The total exposure time spent on this frame was 16 hours and 40 minutes.


© Mariusz Goralski

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