B 160 (LDN 1088) Dark Nebula in Cepheus

Center of field at approximately: RA 21 hours 38 minutes 09 seconds, Dec +56 degrees 11 minutes 57 seconds

Size: 30' x 15' Magnitude: -- Class: 4 Ir

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 740 minutes (74 x 10 minute subs), 08/18/19/20/21/2011; seeing 2.5-3.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.24.4110.20701, Photoshop CS 5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Another of the catalogued dark nebulae clustering on and around IC 1396.

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

160
α(2000)21h 37m 59s, δ(2000) +56 14
Galactic Coordinates 98,+3
 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