Barnard 142/143 (Barnard's E)

Sketch of Barnard 142 and Barnard 143 (B142/B143 - Barnard's E)

Sketch of Barnard 142/143 (Barnard's E)

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Observation Notes

Barnard's E was a beautiful binocular sight amid the mist of stars in the Milky Way. In addition to the three arms and upper stem of the 'E', there were additional faint points and webbed extensions primarily to the east. Another long, slender thread ran westward from the southern arm.

I used a charcoal base across the whole field, and then vinyl and kneaded erasers to delete the shape of the nebula itself.

Sketch/DSS Photo Comparison of Barnard 142/Barnard 143 (B142/B143 - Barnard's E)

Sketch/DSS Photo Comparison of Barnard 142/143 (Barnard's E)

SubjectBarnard 142/Barnard 143 (Barnard's E)
ClassificationDark Nebula
Position*Aquila: [RA: 19:39:41 / Dec. +10:31:00]
Size*45' x 65'
Date/TimeMAY 2, 2009 - 03:00 AM
(MAY 2, 2009 - 10:00 UT)
Observing Loc.Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona
InstrumentOberwerk 15 x 70 Binoculars
ConditionsClear, calm
TransparencyMag 7.0 NELM
*SourcesStarry Night Pro Plus 5; DSS

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