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Forsaken Nebula

IC 5068

Proper NameForsaken Nebula
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 5068
Right Ascension20h 51m 0s
Declination+42° 30' 0"
Distancec.1,600 light years
c.500 parsecs
MagnitudeNot recorded
DiameterApparent: 80' x 30'
Actual: 37 x 14 light years
Optimum VisibilityAugust
NotesAn emission nebula lying southward of the North America Nebula and the Pelican Nebula in central Cygnus, the Forsaken Nebula consists of clouds of glowing material cross-hatched by trails of dark filaments running across the nebula's face.

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