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Image of the day 08/14/2016

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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, 



    
        

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IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding cameras: 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%


RA center: 21h49m34s.90

DEC center: +47°2217.2

Pixel scale: 2.005 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 157.476 degrees

Field radius: 1.617 degrees

More info:Open 


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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