DSS image of B139
Digitized Sky Survey image of B139, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of B139
Overlaid DSS image of B139, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Dark Nebula
Size  12' x 10'
RA (2000)  19h 18'
Dec (2000)  1° 27' S
Constellation  Aquila

Observing Notes

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Narrow black spot, 10 mag. star on SE edge. This spot is at the southern end of B 138. It is comet shaped, about 4'x12'; very black and sharply defined on its south edge. This is apparently a real object"
Other Data Sources for B139
Nearby objects for B139
10 objects found within 120'
PK33-5.1 NGC6772 B137-8
B137 NGC6775 B139
NGC6778 NGC6785
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.