Barnard 142 and Barnard 143 - dark nebulae in Aquila

  Size: 2000 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2018

The "Barnard's E" Nebula is a pair of dark nebulae in the constellation Aquila. The official designations of the nebulae are Barnard 142 (or LDN 688) and Barnard 143 (LDN 674). It is a well-defined dark area on a background of Milky Way consisting of countless stars of all magnitudes. Its size is about 0.5 degrees, and its distance from Earth is estimated at about 2,000 light years.


Image details:


Center of field RA 19:40:20 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +10:50:58 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.94 x 1.29 (deg)
Pixel scale: 1.77 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 69.1 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 20. Oct. 2017
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: R:3x10 min, G:3x10 min, B:3x10 min, Bin 1, Total Exposure Time - 90 min.
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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