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Snake Nebula (Barnard 72)




Snake Nebula (Barnard 72)
Snake Nebula
Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

Also known as Barnard's Dark S Nebula, a distinctively shaped dark nebula in the constellation Ophiuchus, 1.5° north-northeast of Theta Ophiuchi (R.A. 17h 23m, Dec. -23° 38'); it was first catalogued by Edward Barnard. To its right is B68, an extremely dense dark nebula, and below it are B69, B70, and B74.


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   • NEBULAE AND STAR CLUSTERS