is a dark nebula in Orion at only 2.7° NE of Messier 78, and on the
edge of Barnard Loop (see the red in the bottom-right corner). This
dark nebula stands in front of a large nebula emitting mainly red
(H-alpha) light. The nebula resemble a big man, with the head at right
and the legs at left. The prolongation of the legs shows more dark
nebulae (top part) and both degrade into a bright nebula with a
In the same fields more nebulae are cataloged, such as VdB 62 and 63, and many other LDN: 1616, 1618, 1615.