20160705 Snake Nebula

20170705 Snake Nebula

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The Snake Nebula in Ophiuchus. It's "S" shape kind of looks like a snake. This is Barnard 72.

The other dark nebula that are visible (clockwise below the Snake) are Barnard 68, 69, 70 and 74 (which looks like a fat "C" in this image.

Constellation that it's located in: Ophiuchus

Imaging Site: Little Blair Valley, Ca.

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Date: 5 July 2016

Scope and f/: APM/TMB 152 at f/8, with APM flattener.

Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding: None, it wasn't cooperating with me at the time. 

Camera: Canon 1D-x, ISO 1600 and raw mode.

Camera temperature: N/A

Camera binning: N/A

Number of sub-images and exposure: 15 300-second exposures.

Filters: None.

Image Calibration: Dark Subtracted.

Planning, control, capture and processing with: TheSky-X, Nebulosity, PixInsight, and Photoshop.

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