Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Cocoon nebula  ·  IC 5146
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IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula
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IC5146 The Cocoon Nebula

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IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula
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IC5146 The Cocoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 152 mm Comet Hunter Newt-Mak

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY8

Mounts: iOptron IEQ45

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade 50 mm Finder

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD guiding  ·  Nebulosity 3  ·  Deep Sky Stacker

Filters: Baader Planetarium IR UV Cut for front of camera nosepiece

Accessory: Nylon fish line for diffraction spikes


Dates:Aug. 24, 2014

Frames: 6x600" (1h)

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 28.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.10%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 351237

RA center: 21h53m04s.1

DEC center: +47°2349

Pixel scale: 2.184 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -8.078 degrees

Field radius: 1.107 degrees


Resolution: 3040x2016

Locations: Picketpost Trailhead, Near Superior, AZ, Arizona, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

This has always been an interesting object to me. The apparent dust trail makes it look as though the nebula tunneled through the stars.

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IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle