The Pipe Nebula

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Technical data:
Scope:   Borg 100ED F4
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guider: SBIG STV / Borg 76ED @ F6.6
Camera: Planet Town 6x7 vacuum-back astro camera
Film: Kodak E200 (+2 push)
Exposure: 45 minutes

The Pipe Nebula is a dark nebula which obscures the background stars of the Milky Way. A little imagination might be necessary -- the pipe's bowl is on the left side of the photo. In this region are numerous dark nebulae, one of which is the Snake. This region is enlarged and contrast enhanced in an inset. To see this, put your mouse on the image. (Click on it if you don't have Javascript enabled.)

Click on the photo to see the Snake Nebula enlargement.

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