Barnard 53
DSS image of Barnard 53
Overlaid DSS image of Barnard 53, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Barnard 53

Type  Dark Nebula
Size  30' x 30'
Right Ascension  17h 6'  (2000)
Declination  33° 36' S
Constellation  Scorpius
Classification  4 Ir
Observing Notes

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

Moderately dark, somewhat defined, an obvious dark blot against the otherwise rich summer Milky Way, while less dark or defined compared to neighboring B50 the pair is still striking either side of the bright star HD154090 (mag 4.8) dark complexes of nebula fill the region with streamers and knots and make fine sweeping
Other Data Sources for Barnard 53
Nearby objects for Barnard 53

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Barnard 53