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IC 5146 Facts

IC 5146 is a reflection/emission nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 3300 ly light years away in the constellation of Cygnus.

It is also referred to as IC5146 which is short for Index Catalogue number 5146. The Index Catalogue is an update to the earlier NGC catalogue.

The Reflection/Emission Nebula's location is 21h 53m 28.7 (R.A.) and +47d 16` 01 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameIC 5146
TypeReflection/Emission Nebula
Index Catalogue IdIC5146
ConstellationCygnus
Right Ascension21h 53m 28.7
Declination+47d 16` 01
Distance (Lt.Yr)3300 ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Angular Sizehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_5146


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