#7: Nebulae in Ara and Norma

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..

Gum 49 300 mm Newtonian

Gum 49 wide field Vixen FL55SS

NGC 6188 Esprit 100

NGC 6188 Baader APO

NGC 6188 wide field Vixen FL55SS

RCW 94 Esprit 120

vdBH 81 Esprit 100

vdBH 81 wide field Vixen FL55SS