The Lagoon Nebula - in Infrared. The Lagoon Nebula (also known as Messier or NGC is a giant interstellar cloud and emission nebula located in the constellation Sagittarius approximately 5000 light-year from earth.
Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek "serpent-bearer", and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens.
"Massive Star Makes Waves".The giant star Zeta Ophiuchi, a young, large and hot star located around 370 light-years away, is having a 'shocking' effect on the surrounding dust clouds in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
The Snake Nebula (Barnard is a dark nebula in the Ophiuchus constellation.in front of the Milky Way. A good view in a to telescope requires clear dark skies. It is part of the much larger Dark Horse Nebula.