Image taken Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - Takahashi TSA102S, flattener with QSI583WSG

Guiding - Star Shoot Autoguider off axis with Paramount PME mount.

LRGB 60 60 45 60

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS3

Object - This nebula is located in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It is composed of dark dust in the shape of a snake or S. It lies at a distance of 650 light years.