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Top left is NE. Image width is about 41 arc min
Image and text © 2000-2010, Australian Astronomical Observatory, photograph by David Malin.
The molecular cloud in Ara in the far southern sky is full of interest. Here dusty gas and starlight mix to produce vivid reds and gentle blues. The whole scene is set against a curtain of faint stars that are more distant than the dust. There is enough interest in this little-known region to justify a more detailed look and the two adjoining images AAT 74 and AAT 75 show two quite different parts that appear together here in a field of view that is about three-quarters of the AAT's full prime focus field when used photographically.
AAT 74. Reflection nebula in NGC 6188
AAT 75. The NGC 6188 nebula and NGC 6193
AAT 75a. The NGC 6188 nebula and NGC 6193, wide field
Constellation of Ara (external site)
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