B 142 and B 143 – Molecular Clouds in the constellation Eagle

The two dark clouds Barnard 142 and 143 form a cosmic letter, the so-called E nebula. These are dark and cool molecular clouds that strongly attenuate and in some cases completely block the light of the stars. The bright star on the left is Tarazed (γ Aquilae), an orange giant star in the head of the eagle.

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Optics: Pentax SDP 105 with 0.72x reducer
Aperture: 105 mm
Focal Length: 510 mm
Camera: Canon EOS 700Dac
Exposure: 25 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity, Regim, Photoshop
Diameter:35 light years
Distance:2000 Lichtjahre
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