Barnard’s E was a beautiful binocular sight amid the mist of stars in the Milky Way. In addition to the three arms and upper stem of the ‘E’, there were additional faint points and webbed extensions primarily to the east. Another long, slender thread ran westward from the southern arm.
I used a charcoal base across the whole field, and then vinyl and kneaded erasers to delete the shape of the nebula itself.
|Subject||Barnard 142/Barnard 143 (Barnard’s E)|
|Position*||Aquila: [RA: 19:39:41 / Dec. +10:31:00]|
|Size*||45′ x 65′|
|Date/Time||MAY 2, 2009 – 03:00 AM
(MAY 2, 2009 – 10:00 UT)
|Observing Loc.||Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona|
|Instrument||Oberwerk 15 x 70 Binoculars|
|Transparency||Mag 7.0 NELM|
|*Sources||Starry Night Pro Plus 5; DSS|