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Barnard 142 and 143

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Observer
David Strange
Time of observation
09/09/2020 - 21:50
Object
Barnard 142
Observing location
Salcombe Regis, East Devon UK
Equipment
Canon 6D DSLR
Samyang 135mm lens
Exposure
20 x 40 secs
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David has noted that there is a famous letter "E" as large as the full Moon written in the stars. It was put there to commemorate the astronomer E.E. Barnard who discovered many dark places in the universe!  The Barnard dark nebulae are often fascinating, and it is sometimes possible in images to see the stars vanishing into the darkness at the edges of the nebula.  This is a fine example.

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