Barnard's E is a pair of dark nebula (B142 & B143} in the constellation Aquila at a distance.
of 2000 LY from Earth.  It forms a well defined dark area on a rich background of the Milky
Way, created by obstructing interstellar gas & dust.  It's distincive shape suggests the letter E.

October 4, 2008
WO ZS 105mm f/7 Apo Refractor
Canon Digital Rebel 400D / Modified (HAP Griffin)
60 Minutes / 12x300s @ 800 ASA
Manually guided - 14" Meade LX200
Skyhawk Observatory
Rick Kazmierski

 

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