B 72 (Snake Nebula), B 68, B 69, B 70, B 74

The S-shape seen in the middle is the well known Snake Nebula (Barnard 72, B72), a concentration of dust and dark matter that obscurs the stars behind it. To the right of the Snake is an extremely dense dark nebula B68, and below are B69, B70 and B74 (in the lower right corner).

Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik RGB filter set
Dates/Times: 18 July 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: R,G,B = 30 min. each
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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