DARK NEBULA IN AQUILA
(Image Centred at ra 19 h:41m / dec + 10:59)
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August 2015 - Camping La Porteņa, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Type: Dark Nebula
Apparent Magnitude: n/a
Apparent diameter: 30 arc minutes
Distance: 2000 light years
OPTICS: 8" f5 Orion Optics Reflector with Televue Paracorr working at 5.75
CAMERA: QSI 583 WS
FILTERS: Baader LRGB
MOUNT: Sky Watcher NEQ6
SKY CONDITIONS: rural skies, clouds approaching...
EXPOSURES: LRGB (30,30,30,30) RGB shots at bin 2x2
OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION
A well defined dark nebula in contrast with a vast and crowded star field. Also known as the E of Barnard. What we are seeing here is not the complete E because is was not possible to frame it. The E is completed with Barnard 142 located next to the south of Barnard 143. It is roughly 3 degrees North West form the brilliant alpha Aquilae or Altair. This object is best seen with binoculars, however it is quite a challenge and requires very dark skies.