NGC 6440 – 6445 – Barnard 84

NGC 6440-6445-Barnard 84.

An interesting field in Sagittarius with NGC 6440, a heavily obscured and distant globular cluster NGC 6445 (top R), an unusual planetary nebula with faint extensions (bottom R) plus Barnard 84 a spidery shaped dark nebula that is known as “The Black Scorpion”.

                             Two frame mosaic.

F.O.V. 40 x 65 min. of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG 12

Camera.    S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  (2) 15 x 600 sec.   June, July 2019.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.