Reflection Nebula

Cocoon Nebula

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The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is a reflection/emission nebula located approximately 2,500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus. With an apparent magnitude of 7.2… Read More »Cocoon Nebula

Witch Head Nebula – IC 2118

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The Witch Head Nebula, also known by its official name, IC 2118, is a very faint reflection nebula in the constellation Eridanus. It was nicknamed the Witch Head because it looks like a profile of a wicked witch. The nebula is illuminated by the bright star Rigel in Orion.

It lies at a distance of 1,000 light years from Earth and has an apparent magnitude of 13. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 1909.
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