Michael A. Stecker


Barnard 110, 113 and 194 in Scutum
At the center of the image is dark nebula Barnard 110 and to its upper left (11 o'clock) Barnard 113.  Along the left border of the image are  Barnard 117a and 119a.  To the right of center (3 o'clock) is the bright star Beta-Scuti.  Just above (north) this star is the small hook shaped dark nebula Barnard 104.  A small open cluster NGC 6704 is seen to the lower left (7 o'clock) of  B110.  The region of golden colored stars in the right lower quadrant of this photo represents the northern part of the Scutum Star Cloud, that E.E. Barnard called the "Gem of the Milky Way".   The bright M11 (Wild Duck) cluster is just below (south) the field of view of this photo and not seen here. 
A photo of it can be seen at
Photographic Data: An Astrophysics 155 mm f/7 EDF refractor and Pentax 6x7 camera were used with  Kodak Pro 400 PPF-120 film. Two 45-minute exposures were made centered at RA 18 hrs, 50 min and Declination -4.8 degrees.  The negatives were stacked and processed in the computer.  North is up.