Object name: BARNARD012

Designation(s): BARNARD012,

Barnard 12/LDN 1407 is a dark nebula in southern Camelopardalis that just fits my field of view. While it blocks background stars quite well it doesn\'t seem any darker than the general sky. Though seems to have some blue haze not seen in the otherwise slightly red background. I found two different distance for it, 550 and 650 light-years.

A wider field of view will pick up Barnard 11 and 13 and maybe 9 to the north that I\'ve not yet taken. Maybe next year I can get them. 11 and 9 need a larger field than I have, however.

This image is reproduced at 1.5\" per pixel rather than my usual 1\" per pixel.

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=2x10\', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME