B 335 (LDN 663) Dark Nebula in Aquila

Located at: RA 19 hours 36 minutes 55 seconds, Dec +07 degrees 34 minutes 24 seconds

Size: 5.6' x 4.5' Magnitude: -- Class: 6 E G

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 390 minutes (39 x 10 minute subs), 09/9/11/2015; seeing 2.7-4.0 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1


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


Trying to take advantage of the moonless south, but having to dodge monsoonal moisture ... wanted to get more time on this field, but going with this for now.

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

Dark Object
α (2000)
19h 36m 54s
δ (2000)
+7 36
Galactic Coordinates
45, -7
Small, very black, diam. 6, in a slightly larger dusky area, BD+74151 (7.8 mag) near its SW edge.