Barnard 104
DSS image of Barnard 104
Overlaid DSS image of Barnard 104, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Barnard 104

Type  Dark Nebula
Size  16' x 16'
Right Ascension  18h 47'  (2000)
Declination  4° 22' S
Constellation  Scutum
Classification  5 Co
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jul 22, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 61x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

A distinct north-south dark lane just north of βSct, the entire region surrounding βSct is laced with dark structure, the western extension is not visually apparent

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Small, definite, caret-shaped object. This consists of a narrow straight black line 16' north and south, with a narrow spur at the south end extending west and north for 5'. The width of these lines is about 0'.7."
― A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way, E.E. Barnard, 1927
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Barnard 104