Object name: BARNARD362

Designation(s): BARNARD362,

Barnard 362 is a dark nebula located in northeastern Cygnus about 2 degrees northeast of M39. Like many of Barnard's nebulae, it isn't totally opaque throughout. It has nodules that are quite dense embedded in a far less dense cloud. While LDN 1014 at the bottom of my image is a single dense core much like a Bok Globule though I don't see it described as being one. Though a paper on Barnard 362 says it is a Bok Globule. I found one paper ( ) claiming to have better determined the distance to LDN 1014. Their value is 258 pc +/- 50 pc (841 light-years +/- 163 light-years). This paper indicates it considers Barnard 362 to be likely at about the same distance though some data indicated it was about 50 light-years closer they consider that due to two outliers that when removed results in a similar distance.

Another paper on LDN 1014 says they have identified three T Tauri stars that formed from the progenitor cloud that formed LBN 1014. All three are easily found in my image using the finder chart in the paper.

It appears this nebula is far better studied than is Barnard 362 as SIMBAD has 10 references to Barnard 362 and 69 to LDN 1014! I started out to image Barnard 362, saw a dark cloud south of it that I barely included. It turns out to have been the more interesting object. Another reason I like a large chip to catch these serendipitous occasions.

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

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