Barnard 59, a dark nebula in the constellation of Ophiuchus

This chart shows the location of Barnard 59 in the constellation of Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and Barnard 59 itself is highlighted with a red circle on the image. This dark nebula is part of the Pipe Nebula, which appears as a dark feature in the Milky Way and can be seen well with the unaided eye under good conditions.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope 

About the Image

Release date:15 August 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1916, eso1233
Size:3338 x 4226 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard 59, Constellation Chart, Ophiuchus, Pipe Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark
Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
Distance:600 light years

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