The EVAC Barnard Dark Nebulae Observing Program

Edward Emerson Barnard (1857 - 1923) was a renowned observational astronomer. In 1887, Barnard joined the staff of Lick Observatory near San Jose, California. His achievements at Lick included the first photographic discovery of a comet; photographs of the Milky Way; and the discovery of Jupiter's fifth moon, Amalthea. In 1916 he discovered that the star cataloged as Munich 15040 in Ophiuchus had the fastest proper motion of any known star. This star has come to be known as Barnard's Star.
His great work, the Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way, was published at Yerkes Observatory following his death in 1923. From this work, a list of roughly 350 Dark Nebulae, (known as "Barnard Objects") was extracted and cataloged. This observing program features 100 objects, each measuring over 10' in size.

A dark nebula is a massive concentration of densely populated interstellar dust. We perceive them because they obscure, or absorb, the light coming from stars or bright nebulae behind them.  Make no mistake, dark nebulae are challenging objects. Dark nebulae are difficult to resolve from less than dark locations.


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Object Con RA Dec Op. Size S.A. U2000 Ur.2
Barnard 202  Ari 03h26m21.2s +3011'36" 4.0 22.5' 4 I-94 60
Barnard 203  Ari 03h26m21.9s +3041'37" 4.0 13.8' 4 I-94 60
Barnard 1 Per 03h41m24.3s +3110'40" 4.0 113.5' 4 I-95 60
Barnard 3 Per 03h43m25.5s +3150'32" 5.0 38.1' 4 I-95 60
Barnard 5 Per 03h48m15.7s +3255'13" 5.0 18.7' 4 I-95 60
Barnard 6  Cam 03h56m50.3s +5604'44" 4.0 10.0' 1 I-39 28
Barnard 7 Tau 04h18m22.8s +2738'08" 5.0 96.7' 5 I-133 78
Barnard 11 Cam 04h21m22.7s +5508'02" 3.0 15.9' 1 I-39 28
Barnard 13 Cam 04h24m21.6s +5437'49" 4.0 24.9' 1 I-39 28
Barnard 210 Tau 04h28m19.2s +2437'24" 5.0 34.1' 5 I-133 78
Barnard 12  Cam 04h30m21.6s +5417'23" 5.0 21.6' 1 I-39 28
Barnard 18 Tau 04h32m19.2s +2427'06" 5.0 28.3' 5 I-134 78
Barnard 15 Per 04h32m29.7s +4637'11" 5.0 17.4' 5 I-65 42
Barnard 14 Tau 04h33m21.6s +2607'02" 4.0 2.0 5 I-134 78
Barnard 219 Tau 04h33m26.7s +2927'02" 3.0 59.1' 5 I-96 78
Barnard 20 Per 04h34m16.8s +5237'05" 2.0 96.7' 1 I-40 28
Barnard 21 Cam 04h34m25.8s +5517'06" 4.0 24.9' 1 I-40 28
Barnard 24 Tau 04h43m27.9s +2946'18" 5.0 18.0' 5 I-96 59
Barnard 25 Aur 04h53m00.7s +4600'40" 3.0 16.6' 5 I-65 42
Barnard 28 Aur 04h55m30.0s +3035'23" 6.0 13.5' 5 I-96 59
Barnard 223 Ori 05h20m59.3s +0823'18" 3.0 23.9' 11 I-180 97
Barnard 225 Ori 05h29m04.2s +1202'41" 5.0 14.3' 11 I-180 96
Barnard 30 Ori 05h30m04.9s +1232'36" 4.0 38.5' 11 I-180 96
Barnard 33 Ori 05h45m47.5s -0058'43" 4.0 2.4 11 I+II-226 116
Barnard 37 Mon 06h33m02.7s +1037'34" 4.0 67.1' 12 I-182 96
Barnard 40 Sco 16h16m13.6s -1908'22" 3.0 32.1' 22 II-335 147
Barnard 229 Sco 16h18m23.2s -2608'12" 4.0 62.9' 22 II-336 147
Barnard 41 Sco 16h19m15.0s -2008'09" 3.0 35.8' 22 II-336 147
Barnard 230 Oph 16h28m11.5s -1707'30" 3.0 65.4' 15 II-336 127
Barnard 42 Oph 16h29m09.3s -2420'24" 6.0 11.4' 22 II-336 147
Barnard 44 Oph 16h38m21.9s -2426'43" 5.0 74.9' 22 II-336 147
Barnard 45 Oph 16h40m18.9s -2216'35" 5.0 18.9' 22 II-336 147
Barnard 81 Oph 16h50m10.8s -1605'50" 3.0 35.7' 15 II-292 127
Barnard 234 Sco 16h53m34.8s -3205'32" 1.0 3.2 22 II-375 164
Barnard 241 Sco 17h03m32.8s -3034'46" 2.0 44.1' 22 II-376 164
Barnard 51 Oph 17h04m43.7s -2210'42" 6.0 12.4' 22 II-337 146
Barnard 246 Oph 17h08m20.6s -2244'25" 3.0 38.1' 22 II-337 146
Barnard 244 Oph 17h10m29.5s -2824'14" 5.0 11.7' 22 II-376 146
Barnard 243 Oph 17h10m31.7s -2944'13" 3.0 30.1' 22 II-376 164
Barnard 59 Oph 17h11m27.9s -2724'09" 5.0 33.2' 22 II-337 146
Barnard 250 Oph 17h12m29.5s -2824'04" 4.0 11.1' 22 II-376 146
Barnard 245 Oph 17h12m30.9s -2914'04" 3.0 18.3' 22 II-376 146
Barnard 252 Sco 17h15m36.1s -3213'49" 5.0 11.7' 22 II-376 164
Barnard 62 Oph 17h16m18.1s -2053'47" 6.0 16.4' 22 II-337 146
Barnard 251 Oph 17h17m04.5s -1943'44" 3.0 20.4' 22 II-337 146
Barnard 63 Oph 17h19m18.9s -2123'33" 3.0 18.0' 22 II-337 146
Barnard 67 Oph 17h21m27.2s -2648'22" 6.0 11.4' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 67A Oph 17h22m49.7s -2153'16" 6.0 11.2' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 259 Oph 17h23m15.9s -1913'15" 4.0 11.1' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 256 Oph 17h23m30.9s -2903'12" 5.0 20.5' 22 II-376 146
Barnard 261 Oph 17h26m21.5s -2300'59" 4.0 11.4' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 266 Oph 17h27m18.3s -2052'55" 3.0 43.2' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 265 Oph 17h29m26.2s -2602'44" 4.0 48.1' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 270 Oph 17h32m17.5s -2017'31" 5.0 19.7' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 80 Oph 17h33m18.6s -2102'26" 3.0 61.5' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 272 Oph 17h36m21.7s -2302'11" 3.0 59.2' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 277 Oph 17h40m51.7s -2301'49" 4.0 10.2' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 275 Oph 17h42m33.0s -3001'40" 4.0 3.5 22 II-377 164
Barnard 281 Sgr 17h45m23.5s -2411'27" 2.0 32.6' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 84 Sgr 17h46m47.5s -2011'21" 6.0 11.7' 22 II-338 146
Barnard 84A Sgr 17h57m49.9s -1740'29" 5.0 12.0' 15 II-339 146
Barnard 87 Sgr 18h04m37.8s -3239'52" 4.0 20.4' 22 II-377 163
Barnard 297 Sgr 18h08m15.8s -1859'38" 3.0 4.2 22 II-339 145
Barnard 90 Sgr 18h10m22.7s -2339'26" 5.0 13.4' 22 II-339 145
Barnard 308 Sgr 18h18m20.3s -2208'48" 3.0 15.9' 22 II-339 145
Barnard 94 Sct 18h25m04.1s -1038'19" 4.0 22.5' 15 II-295 126
Barnard 95 Sct 18h26m05.6s -1148'14" 5.0 51.8' 15 II-295 126
Barnard 310 Sgr 18h28m13.8s -1748'02" 3.0 22.9' 15 II-340 145
Barnard 276 Sgr 18h29m52.6s -2347'52" 2.0 12.1' 22 II-340 145
Barnard 100 Sct 18h33m02.0s -0907'41" 5.0 12.7' 16 II-295 126
Barnard 97 Sct 18h33m03.1s -0957'41" 4.0 2.9 16 II-295 126
Barnard 109 Sct 18h48m00.1s -0746'30" 2.0 66.8' 16 II-295 125
Barnard 113 Aql 18h49m54.8s -0341'22" 5.0 60.0' 16 I+II-250 105
Barnard 107 Sct 18h49m56.2s -0446'22" 6.0 21.1' 16 I+II-250 105
Barnard 320 Sct 18h51m57.5s -0546'12" 4.0 25.2' 16 II-295 125
Barnard 108 Sct 18h52m56.4s -0456'07" 3.0 107.1' 16 I+II-250 105
Barnard 119 Sct 18h57m55.1s -0355'44" 2.0 74.7' 16 I+II-251 125
Barnard 126 Aql 18h59m25.8s -0430'37" 4.0 21.6' 16 I+II-251 105
Barnard 130 Aql 19h01m57.1s -0535'25" 3.0 16.4' 16 II-296 125
Barnard 128 Aql 19h02m33.9s +1249'33" 4.0 67.9' 16 I-206 85
Barnard 326 Aql 19h06m53.8s -0300'03" 2.0 3.2 16 I+II-251 105
Barnard 136 Aql 19h07m42.9s -0354'59" 6.0 16.1' 16 I+II-251 105
Barnard 140 Aql 19h19m43.8s +0505'54" 3.0 44.7' 16 I+II-251 105
Barnard 330 Aql 19h20m10.9s +0730'56" 4.0 27.2' 16 I-206 85
Barnard 141 Aql 19h20m48.1s +0136'00" 1.0 52.5' 16 I+II-251 105
Barnard 333 Aql 19h29m06.7s +1056'35" 3.0 13.7' 16 I-207 85
Barnard 337 Aql 19h37m05.0s +1227'10" 4.0 17.6' 16 I-207 85
Barnard 143 Aql 19h40m55.0s +1057'28" 6.0 19.8' 16 I-207 85
Barnard 145 Cyg 20h04m24.6s +3747'02" 4.0 16.4' 9 I-119 48
Barnard 344 Cyg 20h18m57.4s +4040'01" 3.0 2.1 9 I-84 32
Barnard 347 Cyg 20h24m59.2s +4010'25" 4.0 53.7' 9 I-85 48
Barnard 153 Cyg 20h56m54.6s +4550'23" 5.0 19.4' 9 I-85 32
Barnard 152 Cyg 20h56m58.2s +4352'24" 4.0 90.0' 9 I-85 32
Barnard 361 Cyg 21h12m55.4s +4723'17" 4.0 21.0' 9 I-86 32
Barnard 157 Cyg 21h31m46.3s +5424'15" 4.0 22.9' 3 I-57 19
Barnard 155 Cyg 21h32m34.2s +4504'18" 3.0 15.7' 9 I-86 32
Barnard 365 Cep 21h35m42.0s +5644'27" 4.0 10.0' 3 I-57 19
Barnard 159 Cyg 21h37m38.2s +4314'33" 5.0 10.2' 9 I-86 31
Barnard 366 Cep 21h40m06.1s +5934'39" 3.0 12.9' 3 I-57 19
Barnard 171 Cep 22h00m46.7s +5900'34" 5.0 16.9' 3 I-57 19

Op. = Opacity Index (scale of 1 to 6 where 1 is least dark and 6 is darkest)

SA = SkyAtlas 2000 chart number     2000 = Uranometria 2000 chart number     Ur.2 = Uranometria 2nd Edition chart number

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