Snake Nebula

The Snake Nebula, also known as Barnard 72, is an S-shaped dust lane, readily seen because it blocks light from the Milky Way. Nearby are more dark nebulae, Barnard 69, 70, and 74.

Also appeared at  June 25, 2015

Technical Information       
Date:              June, 2015
Location:        Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:      Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:         SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:            Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:            AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:        LRGB = 390:60:60:60 min., all unbinned
Software:         Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                        Processing: CCDStack, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins