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Bernes 149, 


            Gary Imm
Bernes 149

Bernes 149

Technical card

Resolution: 4524x3400

Dates:May 16, 2018

Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 120x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x60" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.41% job: 2078231

RA center: 16h 9' 7"

DEC center: -39° 6' 54"

Pixel scale: 0.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.177 degrees

Field radius: 0.615

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - New Moon), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


This field of view contains several deep sky objects and therefore goes by various names. Bernes 149 (B149) is the blue reflection nebula, also known as GN 16.05.2, in the midst of the dark nebula (Lupus 3).

The dark cloud is one of the closest dark nebulae to us, located 500 light years away in the southern constellation of Scorpius. The cold and dense dust particles of this dark cloud absorb and scatter the background starlight.

New stars are forming in the dark cloud, including the brightest stars in the center of the image which are illuminating the blue reflection nebula. The topmost bright star is seen by close inspection to be a double star. Some artifacts surround the bright stars due to reflection patterns caused by my camera sensor cover.



Gary Imm
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Bernes 149, 


            Gary Imm