Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146)
The Cocoon Nebula. Image courtesy Richard Crisp.
The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is a small round emission nebula centered near the apex of several dark lanes in the otherwise rich star fields of Cygnus. The Cocoon is embedded in an open cluster of about 80 young stars.
|position||R.A. 21h 51m, Dec. +47° 02'|