Barnard 72, The Snake Nebula, 150809

Barnard 72, The Snake Nebula, is a winding dust lane in the Ophiuchus constellation. This dark nebula obscures the dense stars in our Milky Way Galaxy.

This image is a stack of 17 five-minute subs taken with the Celestron Nightscape on the 11" Edge HD with 0.7x focal reducer. Vignetting and thermal amp noise were a problem with this shot.


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   Right Ascension: 17h 24m 3.498s (261° 0m 52.468s)
   Declination: -23° 38m 40.012s
Orientation: Up is 4.1 degrees West of North.
Image Size: 31.494' x 23.788' Pixel Scale: 0.503"


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