• Constellation: Ophiuchus
  • Right Ascension: 17h 23m 30s
  • Declination: −23° 38′
  • Distance: 650 ly

Barnard 72 is a dark nebula located in the constellation of Ophiuchus. Often called the Snake Nebula, the thicker regions of gas and dust blot out the light from the background stars of the Milky Way Galaxy. Several other dark nebula are visible in the image.

  • Telescope: EDT 80mm Reftactor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600 MM