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    IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

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    IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula

    Image of the day 08/14/2016

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      IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            tommy_nawratil
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      IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

      Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

      Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

      Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

      Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool APT 3.13


      Dates:July 30, 2016

      Frames: 50x480" (6h 40')

      Integration: 6h 40'

      Avg. Moon age: 25.98 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 13.61%


      Astrometry.net job: 1183779

      RA center: 21h 49' 34"

      DEC center: +47° 22' 17"

      Pixel scale: 2.005 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 157.476 degrees

      Field radius: 1.617 degrees


      Resolution: 4624x3496

      Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      The ASI1600 with its 3.8µ pixelpitch is a nice match for FSQ106 with reducer at 385mm. The wide field shows the corridor of dust, at the end of it lurks the Cocoon in its dust shell. There are weak Hydrogen clouds present in the area, that overlay with the dusty areas and make it difficult to feature all the different details in the mixing colors.
      LRGBHa on two clear nights, ASI1600 at lowest gain.

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      IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

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