B 162 (LDN 1095) Dark Nebula in Cepheus

Center of field at approximately: RA 21 hours 43 minutes 04 seconds, Dec +56 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 2.0' x 13' Magnitude: -- Class: 4 Ir

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, 790 minutes (79 x 10 minute subs), 08/31 & 09/1/2/3/2011; seeing 2.1-3.6 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: Another of the catalogued dark nebulae clustering on and around IC 1396.

This is the last of my August 2011 'tour' of the numerous Barnard dark nebulae of IC 1396, that included B 160, B 161, B 165/166/167, B 365, B 366 and B 367.

B 162 is the irregular patch of 'clouds' at the northwest (upper right) of this image. I centered the field to include the dark little patch to the southeast (lower left) ... only information on this little cloud I can find is from the CDS ... catalogued as [G85] 21. [G85] 21 is a 'Dark Globule' that is "Part of Cloud".

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

α(2000)21h 41m 09s, δ(2000) +56 19
Galactic Coordinates 99,+3
 Very think, curved, dark strip, 13 N and S, a curve of small stars on the SW end