Object name: BARNARD162

Designation(s): BARNARD162,

Barnard 162 is another dark nebula Barnard recorded seen against in the star cluster and nebula known as IC 1396. It's listed position is about 2.5 minutes west of the vertical dark lane with a dark blob at the bottom that is the densest part. There's only a slight dimming where it is said to be located. The dark nebula to the west is DOBASHI 3176 that is also seen on my shot of Barnard 160. There seems to be a faint connection between the two. Both images were taken through severe smoke and haze that really tore up the color balance. Getting the stars right turned the background bright blue. Trying to get the stars and nebula right required stars and nebula to be separated separately. Still getting the nebula the same for both images didn't happen. I need to redo these without the smoke and haze from fires.

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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