B 29 (LDN 1523) Dark Nebula in Auriga

Located at: RA 05 hours 06 minutes 18 seconds, Dec +31 degrees 42 minutes 07 seconds

Size: 10' Magnitude: -- Class: 6 C

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -30c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 180 minutes (18 x 10 minute subs), 01/14/2007


CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0


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

Notes: This is the first of several Barnard dark nebula I imaged in Auriga in January 2007 ... I found positional discrepancies from my software (Megastar v 5.0.12) for several nebulae ... B 29 is about 6 minutes NNW of the Megastar position (05h 06m 24s, +31d 36m 00s).

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

Dark Object
α (2000)
5h 06m 23s
δ (2000)
+31 36
Galactic Coordinates
173, -6
Round, indefinite, diam. 10.