Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Cocoon Nebula  ·  IC 5146
Collinder 470, 



    
        

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Collinder 470
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Collinder 470, 



    
        

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Collinder 470
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 6, 2020
Frames:
150×72(3h)
Integration:
3h
Avg. Moon age:
20.13 days
Avg. Moon phase:
70.83%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3989435

RA center: 21h53m33s.1

DEC center: +47°1424

Pixel scale: 0.700 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 215.595 degrees

Field radius: 0.706 degrees

Resolution: 6022x4053

File size: 10.1 MB

Locations: Eifel, Bei Düren, NRW, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

the less known open star cluster Collinder 470 is located in the Cocoon Nebula - IC 5146 in the constellation Swan.

The Cocoon Nebula is a combination of emission, reflection and absorption nebulae. More recent theories say that the massive star BD + 46 ° 3474 in the centre of the nebula has provided transparency in the molecular cloud. This very beautiful and normally difficult object is located at the end of the dark nebula Barnard 168.

The active star formation in the cloud leads to the formation of a young open star cluster called Collinder 470 with an estimated age of several hundred thousand years.

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Collinder 470, 



    
        

            Thomas