The Snake Nebula
I framed part of the large Pipe Nebula (LDN 1773) in Ophiuchus from Cattle Point last night. I counted well over 20 catalogued dark nebulae in this image, the Snake Nebula taking centre stage.
B72 - July 4, 2007
Location: Cattle Point
Optics: Canon 200mm lens at f/2.8
Camera: Canon 20Da on Kenko SkyMemo
Exposures: 55 light frames of 30 sec @ ISO 400.
Process: Calibrated with 20 dark frames and 20 flat frames in ImagesPlus. Colour balance in Photoshop and noise reduction using Neat Image.