The Cocoon Nebula (IC5146)

Image of the Cocoon Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Cocoon Nebula is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:43 (PDT), 35° above your north-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:30, 75° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:01, 47° above your north-western horizon.

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Name The Cocoon Nebula (IC5146)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Cocoon Nebula
C 19[4]
IC 5146[2]
Cr 470[3]
Magnitude:10.00 (V) [4]
7.82 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.62
Right ascension:21h53m [2]
Declination:+47°16' [2]
Distance:852.0 parsec
2777.5 lightyrs [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):0.35
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.



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