• Constellation: Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension: 18h 3.5m
  • Declination: -28 16m
  • Distance: 5,100 ly

Barnard 86 is a dark nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius. The nebula is dense enough to block the background stars in this densely populated area. Also visible is the open cluster NGC 6520, which may be associated with the nebula.



  • Telescope: GSO RC10
  • Camera: Atik 314l+