B 148 (LDN 1076) and B 149 Dark Nebulae in Cepheus

Center of field at approximately: RA 20 hours 48 minutes 16 seconds, Dec +59 degrees 35 minutes 34 seconds

Size: 3.0' and ~2.0' Magnitude: -- and -- Class: 5 C and (2 C?)

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 420 minutes  (42 x 10 minute subs) 05/28/29/30 & 06/4/2010; seeing 1.6-4.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.6.3800.24688, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: My software (Megastar v 5.0.12) lists B 148 at 20h 47m 48s, +59d 38m 00s.

Coordinates for B 148 are 20h 48m 17.9s, +59d 38m 24s ... from the CDS (Aladin previewer) ... also, the CDS lists B 149 at 20h 48m 59.9s, +59d 30m 59s, about 11.2 minutes SSE of B 148.

 Chart 47 from "A Photographic Atlas of Selected Region of The Milky Way" (Barnard's online atlas) shows the position of these two dark nebulae.

Description from the on-line atlas:

148
α(2000)20h 47m 44s, δ(2000) +59 38
Galactic Coordinates 96,+10
 Very small, round, indefinite, diam. 3
149
α(2000)20h 49m 03s, δ(2000) +59 32
Galactic Coordinates 96,+10
 Very small, round, indefinite, diam. 2. This spot and B 148 each in a larger dusky space