21  September  2018
Pipe Nebula

By Fabiano Diniz
( http://www.flickr.com/simpleguy )

This photo shows several dark nebulae against the backdrop of the Milky Way.
The large dark spot to the right of the center is called Pipe Nebula, due to its shape.
 The planet Saturn, the brightest celestial body in the photo, appears to the left of the Pipe Nebula and against other dark nebulae. I also call attention to a small and "S" shaped dark nebula to the right of Saturn. It is called Snake Nebula. The photo was made with an f/1.4  photographic lens set to f/4 and an astromodified Canon T3i Camera set to ISO 1600. There were 19 images of 3 minutes each. July 24th, 2017.

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