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IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
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IC5146 The Cocoon Nebula

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IC5146  The Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Ray Heinle
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IC5146 The Cocoon Nebula

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific 152 mm Comet Hunter Newt-Mak
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY8
Mounts
iOptron IEQ45
Filters
Baader Planetarium IR UV Cut for front of camera nosepiece
Accessories
Nylon fish line for diffraction spikes
Software
PixInsight · PHD guiding · Nebulosity 3 · Deep Sky Stacker
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade 50 mm Finder
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 24, 2014
Frames:
6x600" (1h)
Integration:
1h
Avg. Moon age:
28.54 days
Avg. Moon phase:
1.10%

RA center: 21h53m04s.19

DEC center: +47°2344.4

Pixel scale: 2.183 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 171.818 degrees

Field radius: 1.107 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

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