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(IAAC) Obj: Barnard 143-4 - Inst: 8x56 binocular



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Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 1999/8/13 02:10 UT
Location of site: Springfield, Vermont, USA (Lat , Elev )
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 6.5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 8x56 binocular
Magnification: 8x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): Barnard 143-4
Category: Dark nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Aquila
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Description:
B143-4, also known as Barnard's E and the Triple Cave Nebula, is a dark nebula 
that lies to the west of gamma Aquilae and approximately 3 degrees to the 
northwest of Altair.  I viewed this moderately large, E-shaped cosmic "void" 
from the dark skies of Springfield, Vermont through a friend's 8x56 Celestron 
Ultima binocular.  Barnard's E is featured on page 100 of the September 1999 Sky 
& Telescope.
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