IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus
Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus
  • Description: Emission Nebula IC5146 in Cygnus. The large open cluster in the lower left is NGC7209 (aka Cr444 and Melotte 238) which is about 24 arc minutes in size hosting 25 stars. IC5146 is also known as the Cocoon Nebula, the dark nebula around it is also referred to as the Caterpillar nebula. Its designation is Barnard 168.
  • Scope: 8" f1.5 Schmidt Camera
  • Filter: none
  • Film: Hypered Kodak tech pan
  • Exposure: 15 minutes
  • Guiding: manual
  • Location: Mt. Kobau, B.C.
  • Date: August 20, 1995
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