Re: vdB 31 and Three Barnards Revisited

Bernard Miller

Beautiful Dan. I love the contrast for the dark and reflection nebulae.





From: On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 31 and Three Barnards Revisited


van den Bergh 31 (V* AB Aur, HD 31293 and many others) is the star and faint blue reflection nebula.


Barnard 27 is just to the right (west) of vdB 31.

Barnard 26 is further right (west) of vdB 31 nd B27.

Barnard 28 is the dark spot right above vdB 31.


Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2


360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours


Imaged November 30th and December 1st, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.




See my original visit with a refractor in 2015 here -



Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO     


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