LDN 1522 (B 222?*) Dark Nebula in Auriga

Center of field located at approximately: RA 05 hours 06 minutes 53 seconds, Dec +32 degrees 02 minutes 04 seconds

Size: ~10' Magnitude: -- Class: --

North is up

West to the right


 8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Red (Hoya 25A) filter, 180 minutes (18 x 10 minute subs), 01/16/2007


CCDStack 1.1, Photoshop 7.0


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

Notes:* This object *may* be Barnard 222 ... B 222 is listed by the CDS at 05h 08m 23.9s, +32d 10m 00s ... about 38 minutes NNE of B 29 (LDN 1523). This position is at the NE (upper left) quadrant of this image.

The CDS Simbad database lists LDN 1522 as about mid way between B 29 and the listed position of B 222. See this listing of objects within 25 minutes of B 222 ....

Checking Edward Emerson Barnard's "A Photographic Atlas Of Selected Regions of The Milky Way" reveals that Dark Object 222 is NOT in the plates, but is listed in the Atlas:

Dark Object
α (2000)
5h 08m 23s
δ (2000)
+32 11
Galactic Coordinates
173, -5
Round, indefinite, diam. 10.