B 72 "Snake Nebula"

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One-shot color image  Tak Sky90 from Sliding Spring, Au

2.6 hrs of exposure

Image width about 2 degrees

The Snake Nebula is a dark nebula with a small but readily apparent S-shaped dust lane that snakes out in front of the Milky Way stars. It is part of the much larger, and better known, Horse Head Nebula.


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