B 128 and B 131(LDN 562) Dark Nebulae in Aquila

Center of field at approximately: RA 19 hours 01 minutes 55 seconds, Dec -04 degrees 29 minutes 19 seconds

Size: 10' and 3.0' x 2.0' Magnitude: -- and -- Class: (~2 Ir?) and (~6 Co?)

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 770 minutes (77 x 10 minute subs), 09/20/21/25/26/2011; seeing 2.3-3.4 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.24.4110.20701, Photoshop CS 5.1


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: B 131 is the more obvious spot near the top, B 128 is the larger, ill-defined spot just blow center.

This description from the on-line Edward Emerson Barnard "A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of The Milky Way":

α(2000)19h 01m 41s, δ(2000) -4 35
Galactic Coordinates 30, -4
 Irregular, dusky, fairly well defined, diam. 10. A narrow extension 13' long from the northeast side. A small star close southwest of it. This is in a larger vacant region.
α(2000)19h 02m 16s, δ(2000) -4 23
Galactic Coordinates 30, -4
 Black spot, about 2 x 4. This is a very small back spot with a small star on the north border and another on the south; a fine curve of six or seven very small stars runs northwest from its north edge. It is located at the northeast end of the narrow extension from B 128.