Barnard 256
DSS image of Barnard 256
Overlaid DSS image of Barnard 256, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

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B256

Type  Dark Nebula
Magnitude  
Size  50' x 50'
RA (2000)  17h 22'
Dec (2000)  28° 49' S
Constellation  Ophiuchus
Classification  5 Ir
Observing Notes

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Very irregular and diffused, 50' E and W, BD-28°13101 (7.7 arcmin) near E end."

- A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way, E.E. Barnard, 1927
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Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

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.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at https://cseligman.com

Barnard 256