DSS image of B159
Digitized Sky Survey image of B159, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of B159
Overlaid DSS image of B159, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Dark Nebula
Size  25'
RA (2000)  21h 40'
Dec (2000)  43° 19' N
Constellation  Cygnus

Observing Notes

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Irregular partially vacant region, diam 25'. This is the center of an irregular, partially vacant region 25' in diameter. It is suggestive of the presence of a dark or faint nebulosity, as there are several small darker spots in it. It lies 40' northwest of Nova Cygni of 1876, and involves the stars BD+42°4177 (5m.2), +42°4172 (8m.4), and 42°4164 (7m.7). It is somewhat extended east and west. A very long exposure on this region would doubtless be interesting."
Other Data Sources for B159
Nearby objects for B159
3 objects found within 120'
B158 B159 NGC7114
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.