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A little known Barnard 294 dark nebula

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#1 Michael11

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:45 AM

While looking for my favorite "Inkspot" - 1 degree south off it I accidentally found a very nice little dark nebula.

It's quite small (less than 3 arc minutes) and has a round "doughnut" like shape (slightly washed out from one side).

I haven't found any information about it, except a single photo in "in-the-sky.org".

 

Attached a sketch made with a 12" F/4 Newtonian and a Televue 7mm Delite eyepiece, under ~6.5m sky.

Transparency wasn't perfect this night, but the nebula's small size allowed using relatively high power (170x) and the nebula showed a nice contrast.

 

In the same sketch (at top) there is a tiny 12.5 magnitude planetary nebula. Here is a sketch with marked locations of objects shown and more details.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:17 AM

Michael,

 

Very nice sketch of A little known Barnard 294 Dark Nebula smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:31 PM

Michael,

 

I didn't know about it.

 

Very nice sketch.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 01:35 PM

Michel,

 

This object is very interesting, I will visit the next new moon this area. The sketch is very beautiful, as usual.

 

Roberto.



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:21 PM

Thanks =)




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