Object name: BARNARD367

Designation(s): BARNARD367,

Barnard 367 is a dark nebula in IC 1396. IC 1396 is a huge open cluster enveloped by an emission nebula. The complex, nearly 3000 light-years distant in the constellation of Cepheus, is huge compared to my field of view. It is full of dark nebulae like this one. It also is the home of the famous Elephant Trunk Nebula sometimes incorrectly called vdB 142. The latter is a small reflection nebula around a bright star well behind the head of the elephant trunk. In the upper left corner surrounding a bright blue star (a likely member of the star cluster) is part of LDN 1120. Down near the lower left corner is the small dark nebula LDN 1115. Barnard 367 is also known as LDN 1113. The other dark clouds in my image seem to be unnamed. At least I couldn't identify them.

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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