NGC 6188

Pretty patterns of gas and dust.
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Christopher K.
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NGC 6188

Post by Christopher K. » November 5th, 2014, 6:07 pm

The glowing NGC 6188 is ~4000 light-years away in Ara, 2˚30' ESE of the B-class, magnitude 4.4 star Epsilon Normae. John Herschel discovered this emission nebula in 1836, and Burnham calls it "a wonderful field of bright and dark nebulosity".

Below are the times during which NGC 6188 reaches its culmination of eleven degrees in the Baton Rouge sky...
25 March = 5:35am
29 March = 5:19am
2 April = 5:03am
6 April = 4:47am
10 April = 4:32am
14 April = 4:16am
18 April = 4:00am
22 April = 3:44am
26 April = 3:29am
30 April = 3:13am
4 May = 2:57am
8 May = 2:42am
12 May = 2:26am
16 May = 2:10am
20 May = 1:54am
24 May = 1:39am
28 May = 1:23am
1 June = 1:07am
5 June = 12:51am
9 June = 12:36am
13 June = 12:20am
17 June = 12:04am
21 June = 11:45pm
25 June = 11:29pm
29 June = 11:13pm
3 July = 10:57pm
7 July = 10:42pm
11 July = 10:26pm
15 July = 10:10pm
19 July = 9:55pm
23 July = 9:39pm
All times are Daylight.

1 February 2014 APOD:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140201.html

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