Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Cocoon Nebula  ·  IC 5146
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The Cocoon in a Sea of Stars, 



    
        

            Stefan Böckler
The Cocoon in a Sea of Stars
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The Cocoon in a Sea of Stars

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            Stefan Böckler
The Cocoon in a Sea of Stars
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The Cocoon in a Sea of Stars

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky-Watcher 150/750 Black Diamond
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 1100Da
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6 R pro
Filters
Optolong UV/IR Cut 2"
Accessories
Baader Planetarium 2" Mark III Multi Purpose Coma Corrector - MPCC
Software
PHD2 Guiding phd 2 · N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy · ASTAP · StarTools · Adobe Photoshop
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Mini 50mm guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 5, 2021
Frames:
Optolong UV/IR Cut 2": 34x300" (2h 50') ISO800
Integration:
2h 50'
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Avg. Moon age:
25.39 days
Avg. Moon phase:
18.15%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5214797

RA center: 21h51m35s.0

DEC center: +47°2009

Pixel scale: 1.986 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.659 degrees

Field radius: 0.943 degrees

Resolution: 2864x1865

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image is rather filler than killer. After having finished taking some broadband exposures on the Cygnus Wall there were still night and clear skies left. Has anyone ever heared of something like this before!? I searched for a target not too far away so the guiding wouldn't need to be recalibrated and which would turn out okay if imaged in broadband. Since the Cocoon nebula is near the Cygnus Wall, it was a natural choice.

Not even three hours of integrated exposure time accumulated and I wasn't even sure if I should attempt processing at all (yet). In the end I am pretty happy with the result as it is. The busy star field of this region is really impressive (although not easy to process). Probably I won't add new data to it (yet?) and go for another target next time. Please enjoy!

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