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October 8, 2008
Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Canon 70-200 f/3.2 L at 200mm Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
A string of dark nebulae, a couple reflection nebulae, a very young star cluster, and a hint of hydrogen emission can be seen in this area that begins in the south of Perseus near the star Atik and proceeds southwest through Taurus and into northeastern Aries. The field seen here spans about 7 degrees of the sky. I would like to respectfully call this area "Barnard's Cascade" (even if no one else does). These include the first five members of Barnard's catalogue of dark nebulae (B1-B5) and five of his later entries (B202-B206).