DSS image of B160
Digitized Sky Survey image of B160, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of B160
Overlaid DSS image of B160, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Dark Nebula
Size  31' x 30'
RA (2000)  21h 38'
Dec (2000)  56° 13' N
Constellation  Cepheus

Observing Notes

E.E. Barnard
25cm f/5 Astrograph

Large, dark, irregular, diam. 31' NE and SW. The east side is best defined with two dark projections from it 30' apart. An irregular, narrow, dark lane runs north from it for 2° to a large nebulous region."
Other Data Sources for B160
Nearby objects for B160
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.