Hands Nebula (NGC 6188)

in Ara constellation

Hands Nebula (NGC 6188)
Éder Iván
Ádám teremtése - részlet
The Creation of Adam

NGC 6188 is a famous star birth region located in Ara. Forming two hands, it looks like The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo.

This nebula can be seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

Image details

200/750 Newton, Paracorr Type-II (860mm effective focal length)
modified Canon EOS 550D
SkyWatcher EQ6 + Boxdörfer DynoStar
9x50mm SkyWatcher finder scope (50/180mm), Lacerta-MGen autoguider
Exposure time, filters:
96x5 min (8 hours total)
Location, date:
Hakos astrofarm, Namibia (1835m); 2012.06.15.
Observing conditions:
Transparency: 9/10, Seeing: 7/10, Temperature: +8°C
ImagesPlus, Registar, Photoshop. A combination of Astronomik UHC and unfiltered exposures.

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