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Barnard 22 and The Little Flame (B22, IC 2087) - 1024x715 pixels
Nov. 2, 2011 Harel Boren

Barnard 22 and The Little Flame (B22, IC 2087) - 1024x715 pixels

The Saintly Grasshopper

Negev Desert, Israel

SBIG ST8300M, Astrodon filters: RGB E-Series GenII
LRGB Total 2:25 hours = L 100 min. (20x5 min.) + R,G,B 45 min (3x5 min. each filter)
Boren-Simon 2.8-8 CF (Carbon Fiber) OTA - http://www.powernewts.com
EQ6 mount, guided w/PHD and EQMOD

I should first give credit to my lovely daughter, 9 year old Mia, who'd named this image: The Saintly Grasshopper :-)

Barnard's original description of these two objects in Taurus - The dark nebula B22 and central reflection nebula B14 http://www.jouscout.com/astro/belmont/belmontn.htm#complete)
Barnard 22:
Irregular; unequally dark; extended SE and NW; this is a very large region of obscure nebulosity with several darker streaks in it trending northwest. It is partly separated from another starless region lying about 2 degrees to the west and north. Near the middle of the first of these regions is a small luminous nebula with a faint fan-shaped extension for 10' to the northeast (B 14). This is undoubtedly a brighter condensation of the great obscuring mass surrounding it. The position of this small nebula is 4h32m20s, N25 30' (1875.0).
Barnard 14:
Very small, bright nebula; a bright spot in the dark nebula B 22. (Position given in Astrophysical Journal, 49:14, (1919ApJ.49.1B) in error by 10m in right ascension.)

North is left.

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