Dragon fight

Gerald Rhemann, taken from Farm Tivoli, Namibia

NGC 6188 is sometimes classified as emission nebula, but it is the dark tendrils of dust in the foreground that give the object its nickname: the Fighting Dragons of Ara. This 4-panel mosaic was taken with a 12-inch scope in Hα/OIII/LRGB filters. Click the image to see it in high resolution.