Barnard 72 (Snake Nebula)

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106mm Refractor, 530mm FL
Camera: FLI Microline 16803, 4096 x 4096 pixels
Exposure: Lum: 8 x 3 minutes. Processed with PixInsight.
Location: Siding Springs Observatory, Australia (Elevation 3720')
Image Center (J2000): RA 17h 23m 45s, Dec -23° 51' 37"
Image Size: 67' x 67'

Dark molecular clouds absorb visible light emitted from background stars. Also contains Barnard 68, 69, 70, 71, 74 and 76. Barnard described the Snake Nebula as "A Striking Object".


Barnard 72 (Snake Nebula), Dark molecular clouds absorb visible light emitted from background stars. Also contains Barnard 68, 69, 70, 71, 74 and 76. Barnard described the Snake Nebula as