IC 5146: The Cocoon Nebula

IC 5146, commonly known as the Cocoon Nebula, glows red due to hydrogen gas being illuminated by the young interior stars. It is about 4000 lightyears away and about 15 lightyears across.

This image was taken as part of Advanced Observing Program (AOP) program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center during 2014.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Adam Block

About the Image

Id:noao-ic5146wideblock
Type:Observation
Release date:June 7, 2014, 9:23 a.m.
Size:2184 x 1472 px

About the Object

Name:Cocoon Nebula, IC 5146
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 53 8.48
Position (Dec):47° 13' 52.09"
Field of view:96.46 x 65.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 6.7° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
438 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD
Optical
G
475 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD
Optical
R
625 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD
Optical
Broad Band
555 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD