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IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus

Altitude: 85.7°   Azimuth: 189.6°   Direction: South

IC 5146 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Cygnus constellation. IC 5146 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 5146 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5146 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10 arcmin) and minor (10 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5146

IC 5146
Star Cluster + Nebula
Cygnus

IC 5146 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 85.7°
Azimuth: 189.6°
Direction: South

See also IC 5146 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 7.2, IC 5146 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus

Photometric information of IC 5146

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5146 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

7.82
7.2

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 5146

The following table reports IC 5146 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5146 is a visual representation of it.
10 arcmin
10 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5146

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5146 are provided in the following table:

21h 53m 29s
+47° 16’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5146 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus.

Finder chart IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus.

Rise and set times of IC 5146 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 11:10 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)