NGC5146 - The Cocoon nebula

Credits: Keith Turnecliff

IC5146 is a stellar nursery where star formation is ongoing. It spans about 15 light years across.

Facts about IC5146 by Keith Turnecliff

This celestial object is circumpolar so is vible all year round to northern latitude observers.

This star chart for represents the view from Long Itchington in early October at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.