Barnard 50
DSS image of Barnard 50
Overlaid DSS image of Barnard 50, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Barnard 50

Type  Dark Nebula
Size  15'
Right Ascension  16h 56'  (2000)
Declination  33° 51' S
Constellation  Scorpius
Classification  6 Ir
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Apr 22, 2007    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
76mm f/6 APO

Very dark, well defined blot against an otherwise rich galactic starfield, over 10' across, two dark nebulae B50 and B53 straddle the bright star HD154090 (mag 4.8), both visible in the same low power field

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Large, irregular, dark space. This is an irregular square 15' in diameter, sharply defined on the east side and diffused on the west, where there are broken extensions for 1/2°. The star CD-34°11418 (9.8 arcmin) is near the middle. The stars CD-34°11422 (9.8 arcmin) and -34°11427 (9.9 arcmin) are on the eastern border."
― A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way, E.E. Barnard, 1927
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Nearby objects for Barnard 50

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Barnard 50