Barnard 142-143 in Aquila

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  • Telescope: Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM telephoto lens (f/2.8 stopped)
  • Camera: Baader modified Canon 400D, 800 iso, RAW mode
  • Mount: Astrotrac with polar scope
  • Integration: 34 x 120 sec, (25 bias, 25 dark, 25 flat)
  • Date, Location, Temp/Software: August 2019, Livorno (Italy), 26°C/MaxIm-DL, PixInsight, PhotoShop
  • Click the image for 1920×1080 resolution

Barnard 142-143. The “E” or “Barnard’s E” Nebula (officially designated as Barnard 142 and 143) is a pair of dark nebula in the Aquila constellation. It is a well-defined dark area on a background of Milky Way consisting of countless stars of all magnitudes. Its size is about that of the full moon, or roughly 0.5 degrees, and its distance from earth is estimated at about 2,000 light years.

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