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LDN 9999, Barnard 427, 


LDN 9999, Barnard 427

LDN 9999, Barnard 427

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Home made OC2226

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000M

Guiding telescope or lens:Home made OC2226

Guiding camera:SBIG STL-11000M


Resolution: 2472x2411

Dates:Feb. 14, 2018

Frames: 41x180"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.81% job: 1937947

RA center: 160.183 degrees

DEC center: 60.154 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.374 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.847 degrees

Field radius: 1.618 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory


LDN 9999 Lynds Dark Nebula, also known as Barnard 427. Its about the size of the moon at 28'X28'.

This is a dark nebula in the shape of a "(>) less than sign" pointing to the right. It is just to the left "north" and a bit closer to the upper bright blue star. It is listed as an opacity of 4 on a scale of (1-6=darkest). There are stars visible in the nebula most likely behind it. There are also several small galaxies near the bottom of the ">" including a small blue one PGC 32016 at magnitude 15.

Yes I know its obscure but kind of fun!



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LDN 9999, Barnard 427, 



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