Catalogue and alternative designations Barnard 72, The Snake Nebula
Type Dark Nebula
Position 18 03.8, -24 23
Constellation Ophiuchus
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and Epsilon180ED
Focal Ratio F2.8
Exposure Details LRGB with all colours binned 1x1 using Astrodon filters.  L:R:G:B = 36:20:20:20
Description A well known dark nebula in the Barnard catalogue.  Other dark nebulae in the immediate vicinity are Barnard 68, 69, 70, 73 and 74.  Also visible on this frame are the obscured globular cluster NGC 6325and the planetary nebula NGC 6369.