Cosmic clash

Sean Liang from Jingili, Australia; taken from Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile via iTelescope

The Fighting Dragons of Ara (NGC 6188) are a collection of gas and dust 4,000 light-years away. The open cluster NGC 6193 serves as a backlight to their dramatic conflict. In the lower left lies NGC 6164/6165, a double-lobed planetary nebula.