Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen ED80SF
Imaging camera: Canon 550D
Mount: CELESTRON CG5-GT
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen Finderscope 9x50
Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Focal reducer: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors
IC5146, the Cocoon Nebula
From data acquired on 2013-06-06
Located in the constellation Cygnus and surrounded by a dense star field, the Cocoon Nebula is a dim (mag +7 - +10) reflection and emission nebula that contains the star cluster Collinder 470. It is located 3,300 light years from earth, is ~15 light years wide, and the central star that illuminates the nebula formed approximately 100,000 years ago. The dark nebula that surrounds it and forms the appearance of a "trail," is Barnard 168.
(source: Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_5146)
Data captured on 2013-06-06
Total integration time 72 minutes, 24 x 3min ISO800
25 dark / 25 flat / 25 flat-dark
Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener
Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Stacked in DSS
Post-processed with PixInsight
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