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Dark Nebula Barnard 50: This is one of the many Dark Nebulae in the central dust band of the Milky Way, catalogued by E.E. Barnard in his list of Dark Nebulae as no. 50. It is situated in one of the densest parts of our galaxy dimming the light of the many stars behind it nearly completely.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.

Object Dark Nebula Barnard 50
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation Barnard 50
Constellation Scorpius
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 5min each Baader RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code RGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 31.3.2011
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