IC 5146

IC 5146 is also know as the „Cocoon Nebula“. It is located in the constellation of Cygnus in vicinity of the famous North America Nebula. Recent studies consider the nebula about 10 lightyears in diameter and some 3,000 lightyears away from earth. The picture is thus a window back in time to what has been in the year 1,000 B.C.