Barnard’s Loop (Sh2-276)

Barnard’s Loop.

A small section of an enormous emission loop of nebulosity in Orion.

M 78 (top right corner) is a reflection nebula and part of a group of diffuse nebulae belonging to the Orion B molecular cloud complex which is about 1350 light years distance.

LDN 1622 (The Boogie Man) (bottom left corner) is an intriguing faint dark nebula silhouetted against bright emission nebulosity.

F.O.V.   147 min of arc.

Telescope.   William Optics Red Cat 71.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.    46 x 300sec   March 2023.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.