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Contains:  Cocoon nebula, IC 5146
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The Cocoon Nebula, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy
The Cocoon Nebula

The Cocoon Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3372x2696

Dates:July 8, 2018July 10, 2018July 16, 2018July 17, 2018

Frames:Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2: 109x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 9.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.89% job: 2194023

RA center: 328.363 degrees

DEC center: 47.263 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.548 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.713 degrees

Field radius: 0.328 degrees

Data source: Backyard


The Cocoon Nebula, IC5146, is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Cygnus and lies some 3300 light years away. The central star that lights the reflection nebula was formed roughly 100000 years ago. The Cocoon is an area of active star formation in the emission nebula.
The nebula is further surrounded by a dark nebula, Barnard 168, which appears as a dark lane extending away from the Cocoon.



Gabe Shaughnessy
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons


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Sky plot

Sky plot


The Cocoon Nebula, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy