Observation by David Strange: Barnard 142 and 143

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Paul Downing, FRAS


David Strange


2020 Sep 09 - 20:50


2020 Sep 11 - 21:19


Barnard 142

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Field centre

RA: 19h40m
Dec: +10°21'
Position angle: -10°39'

Field size

11° × 8°

  • Canon 6D DSLR
  • Samyang 135mm lens

20 x 40 secs


Salcombe Regis, East Devon UK

Target name

Barnard 142


Barnard 142 and 143

About this image

David has noted that there is a famous letter "E" as large as the full Moon written in the stars. It was put there to commemorate the astronomer E.E. Barnard who discovered many dark places in the universe!  The Barnard dark nebulae are often fascinating, and it is sometimes possible in images to see the stars vanishing into the darkness at the edges of the nebula.  This is a fine example.

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