NGC 6188 is sometimes called The Fighting Dragons of Ara. As a fan of Game of Thrones or Hobit, I simply had to capture this beauty. Two dragons are clearly visible in the middle. Their heads are illuminated by the open cluster NGC 6193. I knew that this nebula is dim, so I dedicated a lot of time to it. Specifically, I stacked 86 narrow band pictures, each 5 minutes long.
Update 9.2.2023. I am happy to announce that this photo won Czech astrophotography of the month. I submitted several pictures already and finally, I managed. I am very happy.
|Focal length||414 mm|
|Mount||Rainbow Astro RST 135|
|Autoguiding||ZWO 174MM, QHY Mini Guide Scope|
|Camera||ZWO 2600MM @-10°C|
|Corrector||F4.4 Quad Reducer|
|Filters||Antlia Ha, OIII, SII 3 nm|
|Exposure||86x300s, Gain 100, bin 1x1,|
And here is a photo of the same object, just with a shorter focal length.
|Telescope||William Optics RedCat 51/250 f4.9|
|Focal length||250 mm|
|Mount||iOptron Skyguider Pro|
|Autoguiding||ZWO 178MM, QHY Mini Guide Scope 30/130 mm|
|Camera||ZWO ASI071 MC Pro @-10 °C|
|Filters||Antlia Dual Band 5 nm|
|Exposure||72x300s, ISO 1600|