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Observation by David Strange: Barnard 142 and 143

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Paul Downing, FRAS

Observer

David Strange

Observed

2020 Sep 09 - 20:50

Uploaded

2020 Sep 11 - 21:19

Objects

Barnard 142

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Constellation

Aquila

Field centre

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

Field size

11° × 8°

Equipment
  • Canon 6D DSLR
  • Samyang 135mm lens
Exposure

20 x 40 secs

Location

Salcombe Regis, East Devon UK

Target name

Barnard 142

Title

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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