The Road to the Cocoon

Barnard's Road to the Cocoon in Cygnus
RA: (M39) 21h 32m
DEC: +48º 21´
Mag: 5.2

Scope/lens: 300mm f/2.8 Nikkor
Mount: GM 11
Guiding: ST-4 autoguider
Guidescope: 80mm refractor
(400mm - f/5)

Film: Fujicolor 800
Exposure: 30 minutes

Location: Mount Pinos, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Dark Nebulae abound in Cygnus

In the lower left you see M39. At a diagonal, from lower left to upper right you see the dark nebula, B 168. Following its path takes you to IC 5146 or the Cocoon Nebula.

These dark nebula help give the sky a 3D effect when you have good seeing and dark skys.

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