B 147 (LDN 853) Dark Nebula in Cygnus

Located at: RA 20 hours 06 minutes 42 seconds, Dec +35 degrees 22 minutes 35 seconds

Size: 11' x 1.0' Magnitude: -- Class: 1 Ir ?

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -10c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 640 minutes (64 x 10 minute subs), 07/22/23/24/2010; 2.8-4.5 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

'B 147' is centered in this image. Other dark lanes in this area are LDN 852 and LDN 856 ... This area may be collectively known as the "Fish on the Platter", a large (360') area also known in one of my software packages as B 144 and LDN 857, with a classification of 1 Ir. See Michael Stecker's image of the "Fish on the Platter". See the 8" version.

The CDS places "B 147" at 20h 06m 59s, +35d 12m 33s.

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

 
147
α(2000)20h 06m 50s, δ(2000) +35 22
Galactic Coordinates 72,+2
 Very narrow sinuous dark lane 11 long E and W, BD+343871 (8.3 mag) at W end