NGC 6188 is located in the constellation of Ara. It lies in a rich part of the Milky Way south of Scorpius. This image only shows the heart of the nebulous star forming area. It extends far greater in wide field images. Like IC 1275 and NGC 6559 nebula complex in Scorpius, NGC 6188 also is a rich star forming region, as is evident from the  glowing hydrogen gas. This object lies approximately 4400 L.y. away.

Date Ha- 15 & 16/ 04/ 11 & RGB 26 / 04/ 11
Location BayTop Observatory- Streaky Bay South Australia
Instrument Home built 10" Newtonian (Bob Royce primary) and an Antares 1/20th wave secondary with Televue Paracorr coma corrector. System working @ f4.6 (native F4/ 1016 FL)  1.315 arcsec/pixel- FOV  44.6x44.6
Mount Celestron CI700 controlled by the SiTech servo Goto Control System with Pittman 8000 series motors. Pulley and belt system
Camera (CCD) Starlight Xpress SXVR-H16 monochrome with Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel.
Exposures Ha: 208' R:48' G:48' B:48'  (4min sub exposures all unbinned)     Flat field and bias subtracted.
Guiding  ST80 refractor F5 with a Starlight Xpress HX516 CCD. Mounted via a side by side accessory plate.  plate.                    
Filters Astronomik typeII anti halo Ha (12nM) RGB 2" filter set
Notes/ Conditions

 Conditions- Average seeing and transparency. Would have been some great nights however the farmers were burning off during the day.