Snake Nebula - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Snake Nebula

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Snake Nebula
The Snake Nebula (also known as Barnard 72) is a small but S-shaped dust lane that snakes out in front of the Milky Way star clouds.

Image Integration:

  • 33x 90s red
  • 31x 90s green
  • 34x 90s blue

Total exposure 2 hours 27 minutes.


  • Skywatcher Black Diamond 120ED
  • SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro Mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik Deep Sky RGB filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Starlight Xpress Active Optics
  • Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider


  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with The SkyX Pro
  • Captured with AstroArt 6
  • Guiding with PHD2 + PHD_Dither
  • CCDStack 2+: Calibrate, align, stack.
  • PixInsight: Background neutralization, linear fit, histogram stretch, saturation.