The Best of Barnard's Dark Nebulae
by Steve Coe Ver. 1.0

This observing list contains data and notes for most famous dark nebulae from the list of E.E. Barnard.

Barnard's #
Con
RA_2000
Dec
U2000 Chart
Size
Dark Rating
Notes
B142 AQL 19 40.7 +10 57
207
80X50
6
Narrow lanes 3 deg north preceding Altair
B133 AQL 19 06.1 -06 50
296
10X3
6
On Scutum star cloud 2 deg south of Lamba Aql
B34 AUR 05 43.5 +32 39
98
20
4
2 deg preceding cluster M 37
B150 CEP 20 50.6 +60 18
56
60X3
5
Curved filament 1.6 deg south of Eta Cep
B163 CEP 21 42.2 +56 42
57
4
4
In a part of bright nebula IC 1396
B169 CEP 21 58.9 +58 45
57
80
5
Narrow curved lanes 3 deg north following IC 1396
B352 CYG 20 57.1 +45 22
85
20X10
5
Lies north of North America nebula
B168 CYG 21 53.2 +47 12
86
100
5
Narrow E-W lane;Cocoon nebula at f end
B347 CYG 20 28.4 +39 55
85
10X1
5
Narrow lane 1.2 deg foll and 20' south of Gamma Cyg
B346 CYG 20 26.7 +43 45
85
10X4
6
Patchy area 2.8 deg preced and 1.5 deg south of Deneb
B343 CYG 20 13.5 +40 16
84
10X5
5
1.7 deg preceeding Gamma Cyg
B 37 MON 06 32.8 +10 38
182
180
5
Near bright nebulae NGC 2245;47
B256 OPH 17 12.2 -28 51
376
50X10
5
1.5 deg south of stem of Pipe nebula;Curved
B 64 OPH 17 17.2 -18 32
337
20
6
30' preceding globular cluster M9
B 59 OPH 17 21.0 -27 00
338
300
6
2 deg south of Theta Oph;Stem of Pipe nebula
B259 OPH 17 22.0 -19 19
338
30
4
50' south following globular cluster M9
B72 OPH 17 23.5 -23 38
338
30
6
The Snake;1.5 deg nnf Theta Oph
B78 OPH 17 33.0 -26 00
338
200
6
2.5 deg south foll Theta OPH;Bowl of Pipe nebula
B35 ORI 05 45.5 +09 03
181
20X10
5
Near FU ORI and bright nebula Ced 59
B33 ORI 05 40.9 -02 28
226
6X4
4
Horsehead nebula;part of large dark foll cloud
B5 PER 03 48.0 +32 54
95
22X9
5
1 deg north following O Per
B40 SCO 16 14.7 -18 59
335
15
3
In bright nebula 50' north following Nu Sco
B257 SCO 17 22.0 -35 35
376
10X7
5
Faint reflection nebula at edge
B287 SCO 17 54.4 -35 12
377
25X15
5
30' south-south following cluster M7
B112 SCT 18 51.2 -06 40
295
20X20
4
Lies south of M11
B 95 SCT 18 25.6 -11 45
295
30
5
2.6 deg north following bright nebula M16
B312 SCT 18 30.9 -15 08
295
100
4
2.5 deg foll M17 nebula w sharp north boundary
B103 SCT 18 39.2 -06 37
295
40X40
6
On north preceding side of Scutum star cloud
B104 SCT 18 47.3 -04 32
250
16X1
5
20' north of Beta Sct;L-shaped
B108 SCT 18 49.6 -06 19
295
3
3
0.5 deg preceding cluster M11
B93 SGR 18 16.9 -18 04
339
12X2
4
30 minutes following B92
B92 SGR 18 15.5 -18 11
339
12X6
6
On NW edge of Small Sagittarius Star Cloud
B303 SGR 18 09.2 -24 07
339
1
5
In bright nebula IC 4685
B87 SGR 18 04.3 -32 30
377
12
4
Parrot's Head;4.5 deg south of cluster NGC 6520
B88 SGR 18 03.8 -24 23
339
4
Dark regions in Lagoon nebula
B86 SGR 18 02.7 -27 50
339
4
5
On Sgr star cloud near cl NGC 6520;Ink Spot Neb
B84 SGR 17 57.5 -17 40
339
16
5
1.5 deg north of cluster M23;w faint ext to south
B85 SGR 18 02.6 -23 02
339
4
Dark regions in Trifid nebula
B7 TAU 04 33.0 +26 06
134
600
6
Narrow lanes E-W