The Cocoon Nebula, which includes reflection and emission nebulosity and is bisected by a dark lane, is faint and only visible in telescopes. The cluster is not very rich, containing only about 20 stars, the brightest of which is about magnitude 9.6.at the center of the cluster and nebula.
|Exposure Info||20 x 15 minute exposures (5 hours total)|
|Date||September 10, 2012|
|Copyright||Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory|