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Object Cocoon Nebula
Description

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.

Image
Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Hutech LPS
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info 20 x 15 minute exposures (5 hours total)
Date September 10, 2012
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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