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Contains:  Cocoon nebula, IC 5146

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    IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula, 


    IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula
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    IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula

    Technical card

    Dates:July 30, 2016

    Frames: 50x480"

    Integration: 6.7 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 25.98 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 13.61%

    Basic astrometry details job: 1183779

    RA center: 21h 49' 34"

    DEC center: +47° 22' 19"

    Pixel scale: 2.007 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -22.476 degrees

    Field radius: 1.617 degrees

    Resolution: 4624x3496

    Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

    Data source: Traveller


    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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