B 142 + 143   -   Barnard's E

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Object identification (950kB)

Object data of B143

Object type: dark nebula (opacity class 6)
Constellation: Aql
Distance: 2,000 Ly

Barnard's E consists of the dark nebulae B142 (=LDN688), B143 (=LDN694), LDN690 and LDN689. B143 builds a very dense part of this dark nebula complex (opacity class = 6).

Exposure data

Date: 2009-07-20+21+22+26
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 2x2
Exposure time: L 34x12m / R 12x8m / G 12x8m / B 12x8m
Exposure time total: 11h 36m