CEDIC team goes Namibia - Part #7 Nebulae in Ara and Norma
NGC 6188 wide field
„Nebulae in Ara and Norma“ is the topic of Part #7 of our image presentation, where we want to share
the results from our astrophotography-trip to DeepSkySafaris in Namibia.
In this part we make a foray through the nebula landscape in the constellations Ara and Norma. Starting with the
well known emission nebula NGC 6188 („Fighting dragons of Ara“) to less known objects from the GUM and
RCW catalog. Near NGC 6188 you can find NGC 6164, a very interesting bipolar emission nebula. It is surrounded
by a faint halo emitting mainly in [OIII].
vdBH 81 is a faint reflection nebula in the shape of a circle segment, it is rather rarely photographed. This is also
the case for Gum 49, a nice emission nebula in Norma, which appears almost divided in two by dust.
NGC 6188 - B. Hubl
Gum 49 - B. Hubl
vdBH 81 wide field
Gum 49 wide field - B. Hubl