Obj: Sh2-125 (Cocoon Nebula), B168, M39 - Inst: 9 cm Refractor, f/11, ecuatorial

Observation Poster: Tudorica Alexandru <astrofireball@home.ro>
Observer: Tudorica Alexandru
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: 22.05.2004 - 00:30 UT
Location of site: Ghirdoveni, Romania (Lat +45, Elev 260m)
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: +7.0 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 9 cm Refractor, f/11, ecuatorial
Magnification: 40X
Filter(s): none
Object(s): Sh2-125 (Cocoon Nebula), B168, M39
Category: Emission nebula.
Constellation: Cyg
Data: mag 7.2 (cluster)  size 11' x 10'
Position: RA 21h:53'  DEC +47deg:15'
Very faint nebula in Cygnus, still not too hard to see in these
conditions and with this aperture. Dark nebula B 168 is a striking
sight, making a fine binocular pair with M 39. No detail visible
inside the nebulae [bright or dark]; the cluster looks very fine,
and it is well resolved, except for two stars. Very nice nebula.
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