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Barnard 252
DSS image of Barnard 252
Digitized Sky Survey image of Barnard 252, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of Barnard 252
Overlaid DSS image of Barnard 252, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
B252

Type  Dark Nebula
Magnitude  
Size  20' x 20'
RA (2000)  17h 15'
Dec (2000)  32° 10' S
Constellation  Scorpius

Observing Notes

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Triangular, 20' N and S, eastern side diffused. Abrupt dark marking in a bright, apparently nebulous, region. CD-31°13763 (7.7 arcmin) near northeast end."
Other Data Sources for Barnard 252
Nearby objects for Barnard 252
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.