Mel Bartels' sketches and observations of the following dark nebulae:

Barnard 1, Barnard 3, Barnard 4, Barnard 5, Barnard 7, Barnard 10, Barnard 14, Barnard 22, Barnard 26, Barnard 27, Barnard 28, Barnard 29, Barnard 30, Barnard 31, Barnard 32, Barnard 33, Barnard 34, Barnard 35, Barnard 36, Barnard 37, Barnard 44, Barnard 45, Barnard 48, Barnard 49, Barnard 50, Barnard 53, Barnard 55, Barnard 56, Barnard 59, Barnard 60, Barnard 62, Barnard 63, Barnard 64, Barnard 65, Barnard 66, Barnard 67, Barnard 67a, Barnard 68, Barnard 69, Barnard 70, Barnard 72, Barnard 75, Barnard 77, Barnard 78, Barnard 79, Barnard 83a, Barnard 84, Barnard 84a, Barnard 85, Barnard 86, Barnard 87, Barnard 88, Barnard 89, Barnard 90, Barnard 91, Barnard 92, Barnard 93, Barnard 95, Barnard 97, Barnard 100, Barnard 101, Barnard 102, Barnard 103, Barnard 104, Barnard 106, Barnard 107, Barnard 108, Barnard 110, Barnard 111, Barnard 112, Barnard 113, Barnard 114, Barnard 115, Barnard 116, Barnard 117, Barnard 117a, Barnard 118, Barnard 119a, Barnard 127, Barnard 129, Barnard 130, Barnard 132, Barnard 135, Barnard 136, Barnard 137, Barnard 138, Barnard 139, Barnard 142, Barnard 143, Barnard 144, Barnard 145, Barnard 150, Barnard 151, Barnard 152, Barnard 153, Barnard 154, Barnard 157, Barnard 160, Barnard 161, Barnard 162, Barnard 163, Barnard 164, Barnard 165, Barnard 166, Barnard 167, Barnard 168, Barnard 169, Barnard 170, Barnard 171, Barnard 173, Barnard 174, Barnard 201, Barnard 202, Barnard 203, Barnard 204, Barnard 205, Barnard 206, Barnard 211, Barnard 213, Barnard 214, Barnard 215, Barnard 216, Barnard 220, Barnard 225, Barnard 226, Barnard 227, Barnard 228, Barnard 231, Barnard 233, Barnard 240, Barnard 242, Barnard 246, Barnard 256, Barnard 259, Barnard 261, Barnard 262, Barnard 268, Barnard 270, Barnard 275, Barnard 276, Barnard 283, Barnard 286, Barnard 287, Barnard 289, Barnard 295, Barnard 296, Barnard 299, Barnard 300, Barnard 303, Barnard 312, Barnard 314, Barnard 316, Barnard 319, Barnard 320, Barnard 334, Barnard 335, Barnard 336, Barnard 337, Barnard 338, Barnard 339, Barnard 343, Barnard 347, Barnard 352, Barnard 353, Barnard 360, Barnard 361, Barnard 362, Barnard 363, Barnard 364, Barnard 365, Barnard 367, Barnard 368, Barnard 369, Barnard 370, BDN 110+2 (Cave Nebula, Caldwell 9), Fish's Mouth, Flame, Lagoon, IREC 421, LDN 285, LDN 286, LDN 288, LDN 289, LDN 292, LDN 298, LDN 318, LDN 319, LDN 557, LDN  582, LDN  617, LDN  790, LDN 792, LDN 793, LDN  796, LDN 798, LDN 799, LDN  800,  LDN  803,  LDN  804,  LDN  806,  LDN  807,  LDN  808, LDN  889, LDN  935, LDN 936, LDN 937 and the California Nebula, LDN 954, LDN 957, LDN 962, LDN 966, LDN 978, LDN 981, LDN 984, LDN 985, LDN 988, PDN 1000, LDN 1613 (Cone Nebula), LDN 1658, LG3, Northern Coalsack, Pelican Nebula, The Pleiades Bubble, SL 11, Stem, Swan's neck, The Great Rift, Vdb 142 (The Elephant's Trunk)























Object Other Constellation R.A Dec. notes Drawing Drawing FOV Observing notes Opacity Telescope Exit pupil Magnification Filter Location Transparency Unaided eye limit Sky magnitude Date Time





















The Great Rift
Cyg to Cen

A.L. required 50 deg Dark band that starts in Cygnus. Stretches across several constellations. Broad jagged edges. 5 unaided-eye - - - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 19-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 142 B142 Aql 19h 39 41 +10 31 A.L. required 1 deg Beautiful 'E' dark nebulae. Lots of detail. In bright area. B142 appears to almost connect to B143, a detail apparently lost in long exposure images. Brighter on the 'E' facing side. Gradually darker towards the middle areas. 6 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 midnight
Barnard 143 B143 Aql 19h 41 25 +11  0 A.L. required 1 deg Beautiful 'E' dark nebulae. Lots of detail. In bright area. B143 appears to almost connect to B142, a detail apparently lost in long exposure images. Brighter on the 'E' facing side. Gradually darker towards the middle areas. 6 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 midnight
Barnard 34 B34 Aur 05h 43 30 +32 38 A.L. required 1.7 deg Easy to discern dark area void of stars. Between M36 and M37. Find by going off of M37. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 160 B160 Cep 21h 37 58 +56 13 A.L. required 1.7 deg Dissimilar dark regions. One a narrow bend ('W' shape difficult to see) and the other a bigger broader region with indistinct boundaries. Otherwise faint nebulosity throughout. Also see B162 and B163 for another sketch of B160. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 24-Sep-11 12am
Barnard 161 B161 Cep 21h 40 22 +57 49 A.L. required 1.7 deg Dark area without sharp boundaries. Best with averted vision. On the way to Barnard 160 and Barnard 365. Lots of bright stars. Straightforward to find. 'V' shape seen in photos not visible here. On edge of IC 1396. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 23-Sep-11 11pm
Barnard 171 B171 Cep 22h 1 18 +58 52 A.L. required 1.7 deg Large curved area to the side of B169. Clear to see. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 midnight
Barnard 365 B365 Cep 21h 34 53 +56 43 A.L. required 1.7 deg Dissimilar dark regions. One a narrow bend ('W' shape difficult to see) and the other a bigger broader region with indistinct boundaries with a meandering 'S; shape. Otherwise faint nebulosity throughout. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 24-Sep-11 12am
Barnard 144 B144 Cyg 19h 58  +35 20 A.L. required 1.7 deg Faintly visible to the unaided-eye as an elongated patch. Delineated by bright area in the telescope. Large and irregular. Not very dark. Easier to see as dark area between brighter zones. SH2-101, the Tulip Nebula seen along with red star. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 20-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 145 B145 Cyg 20h 2 49 +37 40 A.L. required 1.7 deg Nice elongated triangular dark patch with stretched tail. Streamers of stars make for interesting field. Clear edges. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 20-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 168 B168 Cyg 21h 53 20 +47 16 A.L. required 1.7 deg Huge complex of several degrees size. Medium opacity. Dusty. Easy to see. Many bright stars scattered throughout field of view. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 352 B352 Cyg 20h 57 10 +45 53 A.L. required 1.7 deg Two dark nebulae north side of the North American Nebula. Nice contrast of shapes. Easy to see. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 20-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 353 B353 Cyg 20h 57 22 +45 28 A.L. required 1.7 deg Two dark nebulae north side of the North American Nebula. Nice contrast of shapes. Easy to see. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 20-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 361 B361 Cyg 21h 12 45 +47 25 A.L. required 1.7 deg Brighter background. Differing black levels. Subtle. B361 is the main dark blob which has extensions like an earlob. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 9pm
LDN  935 LDN  935 Cyg 20h 56 48 +43 52 A.L. required 1.7 deg North American and Pelican Nebula are stunning. Streakiness between the Central America and Florida sections breathtaking. Just like an old B&W photo. Good detail in the form of banding and curves in the Pelican. Black separation between NAN and Pelican jet black. Many people at the Oregon Star Party were astonished at the view. 6 13" 6mm 55x OIII Oregon Star Party superb 6.7 21.7 5-Sep-11 2am
LG3 LG3 Cyg 21h 00 +53 A.L. required 20 deg Dark curved funnel or spike into the Milky Way finger that stretches from Cygnus almost to the Little Dipper. 5 unaided-eye - - - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 19-Sep-11 10pm
Northern Coalsack
Cyg 20h 40 00 +42 A.L. required 20 deg Dark oblong area SE of Deneb. Bordered by North American Nebula. 4 unaided-eye - - - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 19-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 37 B37 Mon 06h 32  +10 28 A.L. required 1.7 deg Off of Christmas Tree - Cone nebula. Area of dark variations with bounding nebulosity. Large. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 5.8
24-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 44 B44 Oph 16h 40  -24  4 A.L. required 1.7 deg Next to 22 Sco with nebulosity. B44 narrower than expected with beautiful sprinkle of stars to one side. Has a hook. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 5.8 21.5 20-Jun-12 11pm
Barnard 64 B64 Oph 17h 17 18 -18 29 A.L. required 1.7 deg Beautiful dark area next to M9. Has a shape. 3 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 78 B78 Oph 17h 32  -25 35 A.L. required 1.7 deg Ver large, very easy, very diffuse, no sharp detail at this image scale. Greatly exceeds field of view. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6.2 21.7 19-Jul-12 11pm
Stem
Oph 17h 21 -27  23 A.L. required 50 deg A test for transparency. Good transparency is seeing 'Berry's Horse', excellent transparency is seeing good detail and contrast. 6 unaided-eye - - - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 19-Aug-12 11pm
Fish's Mouth
Ori 05h 35 -05  27 A.L. required 1.7 deg The dark region that separates M42 and M43. M42, the Orion Nebula, on a wonderful night like tonight, is stunning, with green tinge fading to red-purple musky color. Complete arch easily seen. The dark region takes all the magnification that can be mustered. The almost 2 degree field takes in a region extending from the open cluster NGC 1981 through NGC 1973/5/7 up past NGC 1980. 6 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 23-Dec-11 12am
Flame
Ori 05h 41.9 -01  51 A.L. required 1.7 deg Beautiful Christmas Tree like structure. In same field of view as Horsehead and complex star Zeta Orionis. Also visible NGC 2023 and IC 435 which would get more attention if not so close to star attraction objects like the Flame. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 23-Dec-11 12am
Barnard 275 B275 Sco 17h 38 59 -32 19 A.L. required 1.7 deg Nice dark area immediately next to M6. The dark nebula is streaky with another streak at an angle to the north of M6. Pretty field of view. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 103 B103 Sct 18h 39 25 - 6 40 A.L. required 1 deg Near and east of M11. Very big area easy to find because of nebolosity on one side. B103 is a dark spot on one end to one side of a dark area. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 111 B111 Sct 18h 50  - 4 57 A.L. required 1 deg Part of the Beta Scuti complex. Huge dark area. Easy to see edges. Easy despite low opacity. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9:30pm
Barnard 119a B119a Sct 18h 54 39 - 5 10 A.L. required 1.7 deg dimmer portion of the B117a/B119a nebula. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 21-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 85 B85 Sgr 18h 2 25 -23  1 A.L. required 1.7 deg Dark lanes in the Trifid Nebula. Beautiful site in this scope with this field of view. Both M20 and M8 the Lagoon can barely squeeze into the same field. Impossible number of stars and Milky Way brightness to boot. 6 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 21-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 86 B86 Sgr 18h 3 1 -27 52 A.L. required 1.7 deg One of the great sites in the sky: very bright Milky Way glow with bright red star and bear claw shaped dark nebula next to bright cluster. To side of field of view and stretching beyond are unnamed dark bands that lead to smaller dark nebulae patches. 6 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 92 B92 Sgr 18h 15 35 -18 13 A.L. required 1 deg Stunning beautiful region. Single star nice. 6 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 93 B93 Sgr 18h 16 53 -18  3 A.L. required 1 deg Part of the B92 pairing. Stunning and beautiful. 6 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10pm
Lagoon
Sgr 18h 04 -24  15 A.L. required 1.7 deg M8 Lagoon. Lots of dark regions including the 'lagoon' portion itself. M20 and M8 both barely fit into a single field. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Swan's neck
Sgr 18h 21 -16  15 A.L. required 1.7 deg Dark portion that forms the neck of the swan. Lots of dark nebula of fan shape. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 22 B22 Tau 04h 38  +26  3 A.L. required 1.7 deg Very large musky diffuse area almost totally devoid of stars. The Western side is easier to see as there is a definite glow with lots of stars with a modest gradual transition. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
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Barnard 137 B137 Aql 19h 16 0 - 1 19 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Fat prong at angle to B139; easy enough 3 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.7 16-Aug-12 11pm
LDN  582
Aql 18h 52 36 -01 56 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very long and narrow with indistinct boundaries. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.9 21.5 19-Aug-12 11pm
LDN  617
Aql 18h 57 30 +01 04 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Hard but easy to find. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.9 21.5 19-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 335 B335 Aql 19h 36 54 + 7 36 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Not too hard; nice field. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.9 21.5 19-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 139 B139 Aql 19h 18 0 - 1 24 A.L. optional 1 deg Distint. Easy to find. Next to small blue-green planetary. Embedded in a medium brightness background glow. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 11pm
Barnard 138 B138 Aql 19h 16  + 0 13 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Broad arc; sharp boundary on one side, other side diffuse. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.7 16-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 337 B337 Aql 19h 37 0 +12 23 A.L. optional 1 deg Easy to find. Easy to see. Not sharp boundaries but not indistinct either. Looks connected to B334. Surrounded by a noticeable glow. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 11:30pm
Barnard 136 B136 Aql 19h  8 49 - 4  0 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg More difficult. Indistinct spot. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 135 B135 Aql 19h  7 32 - 3 55 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Larger diffuse area. Easy. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 132 B132 Aql 19h  4 27 - 4 25 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Oblong and somewhat rectangular. Isolated. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 130 B130 Aql 19h  1 56 - 5 34 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Upper corner dark nebula of 3 in 'L' shaped fan. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 129 B129 Aql 19h  2 4 - 5 18 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Bottom corner dark nebula of 3 in 'L' shaped fan. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 127 B127 Aql 19h  1 31 - 5 26 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Middle dark nebula of 3 in 'L' shaped fan. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 10:30pm
Barnard 334 B334 Aql 19h 35 6 +12 19 A.L. optional 1 deg Easy to find. Easy to see. Not sharp boundaries but not indistinct either. Looks connected to B337. Surrounded by a noticeable glow. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 11:30pm
Barnard 26 B26 Aur 04h 54 38 +30 37 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Hard diffuse dark area. More of an impression that occasionally became a dark area with no boundaries. Almost touches B27. 1 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 17-Dec-11 9pm
Barnard 226 B226 Aur 05h 36 34 +33 42 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Unlike B34, which is between this dark nebula and M37, this is a real dark nebula. Has a distinct glow with an oblong dark nebula embedded. Nice because of the richness of the star fields. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 29 B29 Aur 05h  6 23 +31 35 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Dark oblong path embedded in a larger oblong area of nebulosity. Seen within moments of acquiring field. 2 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 17-Dec-11 8pm
Barnard 28 B28 Aur 04h 55 52 +30 38 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Dark area. Difficult. Round. Distinct from B26, 27. 1 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 9pm
Barnard 27 B27 Aur 04h 55 8 +30 33 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Oblong dark area embedded in dim nebulosity. Detected first by absence of stars, then seen as dark impression, finally as dark oblong dark area. Seems connected to B26. 1 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 9pm
Barnard 152 B152 Cep 21h 14 29 +61 44 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very difficult. Stretched shape. Indistinct boundaries. Can starhop to it adequately. Very faint nebulosity throught the FOV. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 24-Sep-11 1am
Barnard 150 B150 Cep 20h 50 39 +60 18 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very difficult. Glimpsed time to time. At limit of what the night will yield. Nebulous areas easy enough to see. Edges tail off and impossible to define. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 24-Sep-11 1am
Barnard 174 B174 Cep 22h  7 19 +59  4 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Indistinct patch. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 11:30pm
Barnard 173 B173 Cep 22h  7 28 +59 40 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Long 'S' shape. Indistinct edges. Glimpsed half the time. Ends in B173. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 11:30pm
Barnard 170 B170 Cep 21h 58 2 +58 57 A.L. optional 1.7 deg The more distinct portion of the jagged edge of B169. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 midnight
Barnard 169 B169 Cep 21h 58 52 +58 45 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Faint but pretty. Jagged black bordered area of glow with no stars. Sometimes misidentified. According by Barnard, it is the glowing oval devoid of stars. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 midnight
Barnard 163 B163 Cep 21h 42 10 +56 42 A.L. optional 1.7 deg V' shaped. Easier than B162. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 11:30pm
Barnard 162 B162 Cep 21h 41 9 +56 19 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Extremely difficult. Perhaps oblong. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 11:30pm
Be 157 Be 157 CrA 19h 04 00 -37 10 A.L. optional














LDN  889
Cyg 20h 24 48 +40 10 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Large dark oblong area SE of Gamma Cygni. Outlined by bright splotches. Barnard 347 in the area. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 20-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 362 B362 Cyg 21h 23 57 +50 12 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Dark oval path. Easy to see. Blotchy background. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 343 B343 Cyg 20h 13 26 +40 16 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Little oblong patch in bright mottled area. Next (2 deg away) to Gamma Cygni. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.4 23-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 164 B164 Cyg 21h 46 31 +51  5 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Large gradually darker 'V' shaped area. Straightforward to star hopt to. Easy to find. No conflicting bright/dark splotches in the area. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 228 B228 Lup 15h 44  -34 30 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Some narrow parts brighter than other sections. Milky glow surrounds dark nebula. Hard to see detail beyond initial impression. 2 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 11pm
SL  7
Lup 16h 01 48 -41 52 A.L. optional














SL 11
Lup 15h 57 00 -37 48 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Several degrees above horizon during observation. Very difficult. No images available either in Barnard Atlas or online and descriptions vary, so I drew what I saw. A modestly sinuous river of subtle darkness. 1 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 59 B59 Oph 17h 11 23 -27 29 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Large oval 'windshield'. Next to the cluster NGC 6293. Interesting field of view. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 66 B66 Oph 17h 19 57 -26 53 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Part of a triplet; against intense Milky Way glow; fairly opaque; B67 is the harder of the three; nice field of view; numerous large and small dark nebulae nearby 4 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 45 B45 Oph 16h 46  -21 35 A.L. optional
1.7 deg Broad large double band - very easy. One drawing is of the east side and the other drawing of the west side. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6.2 21.7 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 268 B268 Oph 17h 31  -20 30 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very big indistinct broad bands. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 83a B83a Oph 17h 45 18 -20 10 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Averteed vision brings out subtle detail - one curved arc maybe two visible. Nice! Try with much larger aperture on a good night for possible stunning view. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 62 B62 Oph 17h 16 12 -20 52 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Nice little oval area darker towards center with hazy border. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 67a B67a Oph 17h 22 30 -21 53 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Streaky area. Fairly easy to see. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6.2 21.6 20-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 60 B60 Oph 17h 11 51 -22 26 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Easy enough to find. Very indistinct border. Strong glow to side. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 262 B262 Oph 17h 25  -22 36 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Large diffuse somewhat pointed area right next to other dark nebula. 3 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 261 B261 Oph 17h 25 4 -23  2 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Smaller diffuse area. Relatively easy. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 259 B259 Oph 17h 22 1 -19 17 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Darker towards broader side. Ends in star. Strong glow to side. 'Bay' distinct. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 256 B256 Oph 17h 22 12 -28 49 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Nice area with subtle detail. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 72 B72 Oph 17h 23 35 -23 37 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Beautiful S shaped dark nebula with bright glow on one side. One section harder to see than the other side. Very pretty region. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 69 B69 Oph 17h 22 55 -23 55 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Dark area. Small. Easy to see. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 68 B68 Oph 17h 22 36 -23 47 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Harder dark smudge. 3 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 19-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 67 B67 Oph 17h 20 57 -26 51 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Part of a triplet; against intense Milky Way glow; fairly opaque; B67 is the harder of the three; nice field of view; numerous large and small dark nebulae nearby 4 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 77 B77 Oph 17h 28  -23 51 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Giant dark area; easiest to see border against the bright Milky Way area 4 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 65 B65 Oph 17h 19 36 -26 42 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Part of a triplet; against intense Milky Way glow; fairly opaque; B67 is the harder of the three; nice field of view; numerous large and small dark nebulae nearby 4 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 33 B33 Ori 05h 40 52 - 2 27 A.L. optional 1.7 deg The famous Horsehead Nebula. On an excellent night like tonight, outstandingly wonderful object because the glow, IC 434, is milky smooth and the horsehead gradually takes shape as one notices the glow then the notch then the orientation of the Horse's mouth. Ethereal. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 23-Dec-11 12am
Barnard 35 B35 Ori 05h 45 30 + 9  3 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Nice oblong dark patch. Has irregular stream of faint stars on south end and two bright pointer stars on north side. In area of nebulosity (Sh2-264 bubble around Lambda Orionis)  2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2
31-Dec-11 1am
Barnard 32 B32 Ori 05h 32 8 +12 25 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Seen about 2/3 of the time with averted vision. Small irregular border on the side of B30, right across from bright nebulsoity with three stars in a triange embedded with B225 on opposite oside of this nebulous patch. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2
31-Dec-11 1am
Barnard 31 B31 Ori 05h 32 1 +12 45 A.L. optional 1.7 deg An extension of B30 off to the side almost opposite of B225. Occasional hints of dark edge with long averted looks. Surrounded by nebulosity (Sh2-264 bubble around Lambda Orionis) 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2
31-Dec-11 1am
Barnard 30 B30 Ori 05h 30 16 +12 46 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Difficult large area devoid of stars. Not so much dark as star poor region surrounded by nebulosity (Sh2-264 bubble around Lambda Orionis). The appendage B225 seen first. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2
31-Dec-11 1am
Barnard 36 B36 Ori 05h 49  + 7 25 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Long thin dark streak. Picked up right away by sweeping from Lambda Orionis and on past B35. Large triangle of bright stars leads to it from M35. In area of nebulosity (Sh2-264 bubble around Lambda Orionis)  2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2
31-Dec-11 1am
Barnard 4 B4 Per 03h 44 2 +31 47 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very large area devoid of stars. No dark nebula distinguishable as such. Stars gradually increase in density towards perimeter. Best noticed on the SE side. Bright star is part of Perseus constellation. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 10pm
Barnard 5 B5 Per 03h 47 53 +32 53 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Smaller area devoid of stars. More distinguishable because the area is smaller. Modest oblong shape. Bright star is part of Perseus constellation. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 10pm
Barnard 3 B3 Per 03h 40 1 +31 58 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Beautiful subtle difficult dark nebula. Reminds me of the Flame nebula. Black streak with surrounding nebulosity showing slight variation. More definite on the east side. A real dark nebula, unlike the star void areas of B4 and B5.  Worth a great deal of time. Seen almost instantly and grows in detail as time is spent observing. Bright star is part of Perseus constellation. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 10pm
Barnard 287 B287 Sco 17h 54 26 -35 11 A.L. optional 0.9 deg Just above (telescopically) M7. Actually is south. Pretty region with bright Milky Way, very bright M7 and dark patch with 4 extensions. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 48 B48 Sco 17h  1 -40 41 A.L. optional
1.8 deg
Difficult: on horizon. Area is awash in glowing Milky Way except for a curved oblong dark patch which is B48. Pretty open clusters.
4
13"
6mm
55x
-
Bohemia Mtn, Or
good
6.7
21.6
13-Jun-15
1am

Barnard 50 B50 Sco 17h  2 54 -34 23 A.L. optional 1.8 deg Immediately spotted - only dark nebula in the area and easy to find 2+deg east of Epsilon Scorpii. Oval tapering to a point on one side. Some interesting stars involved. Ghostly dark rivers in the area. TeleVue nebula filter enhances contrast and makes the dark nebula stand out but doesn't add detail and dims stars considerably; nonethless a useful tool. Sketch is a portion of the field ~ 1/2 deg in size. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.62 5-July-13 11pm
Barnard 55 B55 Sco 17h  7 33 -32  0 A.L. optional 1.8 deg Long dark area. Easily enough seen though opacity not great. Next to the smaller B55 and smiling B242. A group of relatively bright stars nearby aid in finding. Drawing is ~ deg size, though 1.8 deg FOV eyepiece used. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 5.8 21.4 9-July-13 11pm
Barnard 56 B56 Sco 17h  8 48 -32  5 A.L. optional 1.8 deg Smaller somewhat oblong dark area next to B55. Drawing is ~ deg size, though 1.8 deg FOV eyepiece used. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 5.8 21.4 9-July-13 11pm
Barnard 231 B231 Sco 16h 38 24 -35 25 A.L. optional
2.5 deg
Difficult medium sized diffuse area with no boundaries. B233 adjacent. Just above horizon going in and out of trees.
1
10.5"
6.4mm
41x
-
home - Cottage Grove Lake
good
6.7
21.7
18-July-14
11pm

Barnard 233 B233 Sco 16h 44 45 -35 24 A.L. optional
2.5 deg Even more difficult than B231. Maybe smaller than B233 but less opaque and boundaries even fuzzier.
1
10.5" 6.4mm
41x
-
home - Cottage Grove Lake good
6.7
21.7
18-July-14
11pm

Barnard 240 B240 Sco 16h 59 17 -35 21 A.L. optional














Barnard 242 B242 Sco 17h  5  6 -32 25 A.L. optional 1.8 deg Medium sized smiling dark nebula. Easiest of the three (B55, 56, 242) to see. Next to a group of brighter stars. Drawing is ~ deg size, though 1.8 deg FOV eyepiece used. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 5.8 21.4 9-July-13 11pm
Barnard 283 B283 Sco 17h 51  -33 52 A.L. optional 0.9 deg Large dual arced dark nebulae. Milky Way brighter on top (south) side. 2 20" 6mm 80x - Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 117 B117 Sct 18h 53 42 - 7 24 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. One end to an oblong extension. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 118 B118 Sct 18h 53 55 - 7 26 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. One end to an oblong extension. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 97 B97 Sct 18h 29 5 - 9 55 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very hard to see. Very indistinct boundaries. Glow to one side forms an inlet shape. Cluster NGC 6649 just out of field of view - makes for a nice contrast and field. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 95 B95 Sct 18h 25 35 -11 44 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Easy but with diffuse boundaries. Glow to one side. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 115 B115 Sct 18h 53 19 - 6 39 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. Start of a chain of dark nebulae. Bottom lump in the chain. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 312 B312 Sct 18h 32  -15 34 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Nice! Has detail that is hard to pin down. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 104 B104 Sct 18h 47 19 - 4 32 A.L. optional 1 deg Part of the Beta Scuti complex. Embedded in nebulosity. 2 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9:30pm
Barnard 116 B116 Sct 18h 53 32 - 7 10 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. Dark extension between lumps. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 114 B114 Sct 18h 53 11 - 6 56 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. Large clump in chain. Easy enough to see. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 110 B110 Sct 18h 50 8 - 4 47 A.L. optional
1 deg Part of the Beta Scuti complex. Easier to see. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9:30pm
Barnard 112 B112 Sct 18h 51 8 - 6 40 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. Dark area above M11. Indistinct edges. Darker in the middle. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 108 B108 Sct 18h 49 34 - 6 18 A.L. optional drawing = 2 deg, scope = 1 deg Part of the M11 complex. Small black circle. Easy. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9pm
Barnard 101 B101 Sct 18h 32 40 - 8 48 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Fairly easy. Glow to one side. Easier than adjoining B100. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 100 B100 Sct 18h 32 41 - 9  8 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Much harder to see than adjoining B101. Further away is B97. and cluster NGC 6649. These objects make for a nice two field of view sweep back and forth. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 320 B320 Sct 18h 52 47 - 5 51 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Distinct nebula next to a rich area of dark nebulae of varying opaqueness. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 314 B314 Sct 18h 37 4 - 9 42 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Medium hard to see. Surrounding glow helps. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
LDN  557
Ser 18h 38 36 -01 47 A.L. optional 0.9 deg Large diffuse dark area next to triangular and smaller B316. Seen in 7x50 binocs. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 295 B295 Sgr 18h  4 5 -31  9 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Large dim area with a sharp boundary on one side. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 87 B87 Sgr 18h  4 10 -32 29 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Dense, indistinct, in bright field, nice. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 84a B84a Sgr 17h 57 37 -17 40 A.L. optional

2.4 deg
Large obvious stretched out dark stream leading northward from M23 with a head and embedded star. Fainter thinner river continues to the north and even fainter to the northeast. Several dark nebulae to the east and west with a sharp delineation to the east. M23 pretty and NGC 6507 very light tight sprinkle.
5
10.5"
6.5mm
41x
-
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good
6.5
21.6
26-Jul-14
11pm

Barnard 289 B289 Sgr 17h 56 36 -29  1 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Beautiful area with alternating bright streaky lines and dark patches. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.7 16-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 84 B84 Sgr 17h 46 25 -20 15 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Beautiful dark object with detail in strong band of Milky Way. Cluster 6440 makes for contrasting object. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 303 B303 Sgr 18h  9 28 -23 59 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Very very diffuse. Fairly difficult. Has glow to one side. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 296 B296 Sgr 18h  4 4 -24 31 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Part of the Lagoon complex. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 90 B90 Sgr 18h 10 14 -28 16 A.L. optional 1.7 deg individual field, actual field of drawing ~ 3deg A dark patch beyond the unnamed dark bands that are next to M86. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 88 B88 Sgr 18h  4 35 -24  6 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Part of the Lagoon complex. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 89 B89 Sgr 18h  4 59 -24 21 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Part of the Lagoon complex. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 214 B214 Tau 04h 21 55 +28 32 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Diffuse dark nebula. Smaller. Slightly oblong. Easier to find. Kind of nice field. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 215 B215 Tau 04h 23 34 +25  2 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Difficult slightly oval patch of darkness. No boundaries. Took some viewing time for impression of dark center to appear. Stars numbered 97 and 98 are from Barnard's Atlas 1 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 10pm
Barnard 7 B7 Tau 04h 17 25 +28 33 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Hard difficult large diffuse area. Stars starkly missing. Glow to one side intruding into dark space easy enough to see. External outline on far side from Pleiades easier to see in binocs. 1 13", 9x63 binocs 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 10pm
Barnard 10 B10 Tau 04h 18 41 +28 16 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Musky small glowing area. A bright nebula. In area strikingly devoid of stars. Very subtle variations in large scale brightness across field. 2 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 10pm
Barnard 211 B211 Tau 04h 17 12 +27 48 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Large dark region surrounded by glowing nebulosity and stars on two side. Overall shape is a narrowing funnel, but funnel larger than field of view. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 213 B213 Tau 04h 21 10 +27  3 A.L. optional 1.7 deg Fairly difficult very diffuse darkened oblong patch. No boundaries. 2 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 9pm
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Barnard 347 B347 Cyg 20:29 +39:55
1.7 deg Large dark oblong area SE of Gamma Cygni. Outlined by bright splotches. Barnard 347 in the area. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6 21.5 20-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 113 B113 Scu 18:51 -4:19
1 deg Part of the Beta Scuti complex. Diffuse. Harder to see. 2 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 9:30pm
Barnard 336 B336 Aqu 19:37 12:21
1 deg A smaller more distinct dark patch compareed to B334 and B337. Surrounded by a noticeable glow. 4 20" 6mm 80x - Eagles Rest fair 5.8 21.4 28-Sep-11 11:30pm
Barnard 363 B363 Cyg 21:25 48:56
1.7 deg Y' shaped with darkened ridges. On the way from M39 to B362. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 10pm
Barnard 368 B368 Cep 21:51 58:59
1.7 deg Easy enough to find and see because of size and in bright area. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 29-Sep-11 midnight
Barnard 216 B216 Taurus 4:24 26:38
1.7 deg Difficult diffuse dark oblong. In complex area. 1 13" 6mm 55x
Eagles Rest fair 6 21.4 17-Dec-11 9pm
Barnard 14 B14 Taurus 4:40 25:45
1.7 deg Very diffuse glowing area with gradually dimming edges. Easy enough with averted vision. Makes for pretty and complex field with the varying scale and varying density dark nebula. 5 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 220 B220 Taurus 4:42 26:00
1.7 deg Very diffuse with gradual transition from dark area void of stars to dense star region. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.45 22-Dec-11 11pm
Barnard 225 B225 Ori 5:29 11:36
1.7 deg Easily enough seen dark streak. Seen before other dark nebulae in field of view. Connects to general void area of stars that's surrounded by large streaky nebulosity (Sh2-264, the bubble around Lambda Orionis). Particulary bright is area next to B225 with embedded triangle of stars. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2
31-Dec-11 1am
Barnard 70 B70 Oph 17:24 -24:02
1.7 deg Easiest of the three dark smudges to see. One edge most delineated against the glow, the other edge trails into darkness. 2 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.6 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 75 B75 Oph 17:25 -22:02
1.7 deg Large diffuse oval. Fairly easy to see. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6.2 21.6 20-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 106 B106 Scu 18:49 -5:05
1.7 deg Part of the dark nebulae detail streaming out of B111 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 107 B107 Scu 18:50 -5:01
1.7 deg Part of the dark nebulae detail streaming out of B111 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 117a B117a Scu 18:54 -4:51
1.7 deg Brighter portion of the B117a/B119a nebula. 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 20-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 299 B299 Sag 18:06 -27:18
1.7 deg individual field, actual field of drawing ~ 3deg Dark patch beyond dark lanes that are next to B86 when scanning a fair distance. Actual field of view is greater than a single 100mm Ethos at F3 on the 13". 4 13" 6mm 55x - Golden State Star Party, northern California fair 6 21.5 21-Jul-12 near midnight
Barnard 102 B102 Scu 18:38 -13:45
1.7 deg Not marked in Uranometria, but should be. Pretty easy though indistinct. Very easy to find. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 91 B91 Sag 18:10 -23:42
1.7 deg Very diffuse. Medium hard. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 6 21.5 23-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 246 B246 Oph 17:12 -22:39
1.7 deg Very indistinct border. Tear drop shape. Strong glow to side. Darker center. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 63 B63 Oph 17:17 -21:29
1.7 deg Broad indistinct area with hazy edge. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 270 B270 Oph 17:33 -19:36
1.7 deg Fairly easy with distinct dark nose. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 79 B79 Oph 17:34 -19:37
1.7 deg Nice object with narrow banded dark streaks. The connector is harder to see. Expands into a broad not quite so dark and distinct area, B276. Embedded in strong milky glow. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 276 B276 Oph 17:40 -19:49
1.7 deg Broad indistinct end to the very nice B79. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 24-Jul-12 11pm
Barnard 300 B300 Sag 18:07 -32:39
1.7 deg Oval shaped next to B87; nice bright field with easy to see dark nebulae. 5 13" 6mm 55x - Oregon Star Party, central Oregon fair 6 21.6 15-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 339 B339 Aql 19:44 8:18
1.7 deg Large complex area; easiest section is in middle of field between two stars and is oblong. 3 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.9 21.5 19-Aug-12 11pm
Barnard 338 B338 Aql 19:43 7:28
1.7 deg Indistinct oblong dark patch in busy area of sky. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.9 21.5 19-Aug-12 11pm































































LDN 937 and Pelican L937 Cyg


1.8 deg Surprising amount of detail - very pretty. Nebula filter helps with contrast though it dims the stars. Nebula in upper corner is a portion of the NAN. 2 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake good 6.2 21.62 5-July-13 11pm
Barnard 49 B49 Sco


1.8 deg Nice small dark nebula next to bright stars. Pretty view. Drawing is ~ deg size, though 1.8 deg FOV eyepiece used. 4 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 9-July-13 11:30pm
Barnard 53 B53 Sco


1.8 deg Indistinct dark nebula to the east of B55/56/242. Easy to identify by star on edge. Drawing is ~ deg size, though 1.8 deg FOV eyepiece used. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 9-July-13 11:30pm
Barnard 240 B240 Sco


1.8 deg Difficult indistinct roundish dark area diagonally away from B50. Drawing is ~ deg size, though 1.8 deg FOV eyepiece used. Low on horizon for me. 1 13" 6mm 55x - home - Cottage Grove Lake fair 5.8 21.4 9-July-13 11pm
Barnard 286 B286



0.9 deg Dark arc with bright star on edge just above B287 which in turn is just above M7 (telescopically speaking, actually these are south of M7). Milky Way brighter on eastern side. Nice area. 2 20" 6mm 80x - Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 316 B316



0.9 deg Medium small triangular area that juts into brighter Milky Way. Large diffuse LDN557 nearby. Both visible in 7x50 binocs. 3 20" 6mm 80x - Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 319 B319



0.9 deg0.9 deg Small dark arc next to bright star. 2 20" 6mm 80x -- Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 369 B369



0.9 deg Small dark oval patch next to stringy B370. 2 20" 6mm 80x - Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm
Barnard 370 B370



0.9 deg String dark nebula next to small dark patch B369. B369 has two components - one is slightly curved and the other fainter part curved to the side. 2 20" 6mm 80x 80x Bohemia Mtn, Or fair 6.3 21.8 1-Sept-13 10pm





















Barnard 151
B151





0.9 deg
Small narrow; about same opacity as nearby B360
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good
6.7
21.7
7-Sept-13
9pm to midnight

Barnard 153
B153





0.9 deg Oblong; B154 on other side of star; modest view
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 154
B154





0.9 deg Oblong; B153 on other side of star; modest view 2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 157
B157





0.9 deg Small and round; next to star; in field with B364
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 165
B165





0.9 deg A triplet group of dark nebulae; B165 is rounder and almost touches B166 and is next to B167
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 166
B166





0.9 deg A triplet group of dark nebulae; B166 is oblong and almost touches the small B165 and is across a star from B167
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 167
B167





0.9 deg Stringly; across a star from B165 and B166
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 360
B360





0.9 deg Two oblong sections in a row; B151 points into the middle
2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 364
B364





0.9 deg Hooked shape; in field with B157 2
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 367
B367





0.9 deg Small and oblong; one side has brighter Milky Way; part of IC1396 3
20" 6mm 80x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Elephant's Trunk
Vdb142





0.5 deg
Beautiful ephemeral shape; dusky cap; bright stars embedded with many stars bright and dim in the field; surrounding bright nebulosity brighter on one side, glowing; best seen with OIII filter at 4mm exit pupil though nebula filter also helps; a great deal of observing time brings more into conscious view; head in the heart of IC1396
2
20" 4mm
120x

Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.7 7-Sept-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 1 B1





1.8 deg
Big broad diffuse ghostly dark area found by star hopping and triangulating
1
13"
6mm
55x

Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7
21.6
5-Oct-13
9pm to midnight

Barnard 201 B201





1.8 deg Dark oval next to the double star cluster in Perseus; could be one of the most overlooked dark nebulae because of its closeness to such a popular object; dim stars behind dark nebula; surprised to find dark streak further out with Milky Way brightness outlining the streak; this streak shows up on long exposure images
2
13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 201
B201





4.3 deg
In addition to the notes above, was able to add the dark dagger diagonally below the double cluster, plus irregular patches above B201
2
6"
6mm
24x

Cottage Grove Lake, Oregon (home)
good
6.7
excellent transparency 24-Nov-13
9pm

Barnard 202 202



1.8 deg Oval dark area next to B201; very diffuse boardaries; used nebula filter
1 13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 203 203



1.8 deg Difficult to see dark oval involved with middle star of three; sometimes the dark nebula seemed to be above the star and sometimes below the star; seemed offset from the star; used nebula filter 1 13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 204 204



1.8 deg Another difficult oval area of darker background similar to B202 but choppier edges; used nebula filter 1 13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 205 205



1.8 deg Easier to see (compared to nearby dark nebulae) dark streak emanating from the glow of NGC 1333. Pretty; used nebula filter 2
13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
Barnard 206 206



1.8 deg Very difficult small dark spot seen 1/3 of the time. Easy enough to know exactly where to look; in area of modest Milky Way brightness; used nebula filter 1 13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
California Nebula
California Nebula





1.8 deg Images show a dark oval in the California Nebula. Using an H-Beta filter was able to see a darker oval area within the darker region that is interior to the brighter edges of the nebula.
1 13" 6mm 55x
Bohemia Mtn, Or good 6.7 21.6 5-Oct-13 9pm to midnight
Pleiades Bubble
M45





4.3 deg
Surprised to find the Pleiades and the associated nebulosity stuck in the black center of a larger donut of nebulosity
1
6"
6mm
24x

Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home)
good
6.7
21.6
24-Nov-13 9pm
Barnard 227
B227





4.3 deg
Ill defined dark spot with nebulosity a bit brighter on the leading edge. NGC 2175 in same field; M35 just out of the field.
2
6"
6mm
24x

Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home)
good
6.7
21.6
24-Nov-13 10pm































































LDN 1658
LDN 1658





4.3 deg
Oval shaped or stretched out dark area made visible by a subtly bright area to the west.NGC 2353 with two bright stars brackets the field. In same field as Seagull Nebula including Gum 1 (the dark streak maybe visible rarely), NGC 2335, NGC 2343, NGC 2345. The Seagull's area to the southeast has a sharply defined edge with a darker region adjoining. 1
6"
6.4mm
24x

Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home)
good
6
21.4
22-Mar-14 8pm





















LDN 285 LDN 285
Sag




2.4 deg
Smaller dark region not as easily seen as B84a but distinct with diffused boundaries.
3
10.5"
6.5mm
41x

Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home)
good 6.5
21.6
26-Jul-14 11pm

LDN 286
LDN 286
Sag


2.4 deg Hard to see darker area east of sharp delineation where Milky Way ends. Star embedded.
2
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
LDN 288
LDN 288
Sag


2.4 deg Small dark area at the end of the B84a chain.
3
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
LDN 289
LDN 289
Sag


2.4 deg Small dark area just to the side of the Milky Way boundary.
1
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
LDN 292
LDN 292
Sag


2.4 deg Continuation of B84a. Somewhat arbitrarily marked as a different dark nebula but visually looks to be part of B84a. The boundary between B84a and LDN 292 is throttled.
5
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
LDN 298
LDN 298
Sag


2.4 deg Dark area to the east of the B84a chain.
4
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
LDN 318
LDN 318
Sag



2.4 deg Dark zone north-northeast of NGC6507. NGC6507 is a tight dim pretty sprinkle of stars.
3
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
LDN 319
LDN 319
Sag


2.4 deg Another dark zone to the east of NGC6507 and the bright Milky Way area.
3
10.5" 6.5mm 41x
Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home) good 6.5 21.6 26-Jul-14 11pm
IREC 421

Vir




2.4 deg
dark area SE of Markarian's Chain. West side nebulosity immediately noticeable with not too fuzzy of an edge; east side nebulosity took a moment longer to notice. Very pretty with galaxies.
1
10.5"
6.5mm
41x

Cottage Grove Lake, OR (home)
good
6.5
21.6
8-May-15
11pm


























The general area is quite beautiful: Betelgeuse's color, subtle shadings and striations in the Milky Way and then the dark nebulae. The 'Ring' of Betelgeuse is actually broken into clumpy dark nebulae with B36 the dominant feature on the western side as a long diagonal streak. There are offshoots to the northwest, one leading to B35. The arced bell to the north of Betelgeuse is clumpy and splotchy. The long curved section to the south of Betelgeuse is beautiful - subtle, mottled, striated.


Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree cluster. Best view was with the 13mm Ethos and UHC filter at 1.1 deg FOV and 90x. The view at lower power with the 21mm Ethos and 1.8 deg FOV at 55x showed more of the surrounding nebulosity but made the Cone too small and indistinct. At the lower power, the NPB filter worked best. Without a filter, the Cone was hardly there.