Messier 9 and Barnard 64
Messier 9 and Barnard 64
  • Description: Globular cluster Messier 9 and dark nebula Barnard 64 in Ophiuchus. M9, AKA NGC6333 is fairly bright at magnitude 7.8 and measures at 12 arc minutes across. Barnard 64 or LDN173 is that dark patch blocking out background stars and is part of a much larger complex of dark nebulosity. Another summer target that is very low to the south in Alberta.
  • Film: Hypered Kodak Tech Pan
  • Scope: 8" f6 Newtonian
  • Exposure: 30 Minutes
  • Location: Texas Star Party
  • Date: April 29, 1992
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