Dark nebulae near the Scutum star cloud

The bright star on the right is beta Scuti; the open cluster M11 is at the bottom. This is a crop of a wider view, focussing on the dark nebulae in the region. Notable are: the distinct L-shaped nebula above B Scuti (Barnard 104); the irregular patch left of B Scuti (Barnard 110), and above 110 is Barnard 113.

Verendrye airstrip, October 4 (8:30-9:15 PM, T=-1 C, 4x500s)and 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, T=+7 C, 5x600s), 2010; seeing excellent. 200mm lens on Canon XSi; no filters; autoguided.

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