Barnard 163

Noirlab_noao0702b_1024

noirlab_noao0702b January 7th, 2007

Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Barnard 163 is a dark nebula within IC1396, a very large emission nebula complex in the constellation Cepheus. This interstellar cloud was discovered by Edward Emerson (E. E.) Barnard (1857-1923), an American astronomer and pioneer of astrophotography who began as an amateur comet hunter, earned a degree in mathematics and later worked at Lick Observatory and the University of Chicago. He is also the namesake of Barnards star, the second closest known star system to Earth.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0702b/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Barnard 163
Noirlab_noao0702b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 42m 5.2s
DEC = 56° 52’ 10.3”
Orientation
North is 179.9° CW
Field of View
35.5 x 35.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Cepheus
Noirlab_noao0702b_1280
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ID
noao0702b
Subject Category
Subject Name
Barnard 163
Credits
T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2007-01-07T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0702b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
325.521616, 56.86952469
Reference Dimension
4000.0, 4038.0
Reference Pixel
2161.251907, 2939.713135
Scale
-0.000147, 0.000148
Rotation
-179.9241539
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao0702b
Metadata Date
2020-10-27T13:00:53.738889
Metadata Version
1.1
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