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IC 5146 The Cocoon Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges

IC 5146 The Cocoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 1100

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD qhy23

Mounts: Celestron CGEM DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet #2

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer Celestron f7

Software: PHD guiding  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.0  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm

Dates:Sept. 18, 2014Sept. 21, 2014

Frames:Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm: 18x300" (1h 30') bin 2x2

Integration: 1h 30'

Darks: 10

Avg. Moon age: 25.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.20%

Basic astrometry details job: 373128

Resolution: 620x779


Reflection/emission nebula 4000 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan. Also known as Caldwell 19 & Sh 2-125

Taken 9/18 & 9/21/2014

Camera- QHY23M

Telescope- Celestron 11" EdgeHD @ F/7

R-6x300 (bin 2x2)

G-6x300 (bin 2x2)

B-6x300 (bin 2x2)



IC 5146 The Cocoon Nebula, 


            Chuck Manges