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Contains:  Cocoon nebula, IC 5146
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Cocoon Nebula, 


            John Renaud
Cocoon Nebula

Cocoon Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2714x2165

Dates:Aug. 31, 2016Sept. 1, 2016Sept. 2, 2016Sept. 3, 2016Sept. 7, 2016

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 28x600" -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 28x600" -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance I-Series Gen 2: 32x600" -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.7 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 7.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.62% job: 1240980

RA center: 327.900 degrees

DEC center: 47.287 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.648 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.480 degrees

Field radius: 1.277 degrees


This one really didn't turn out as well as I hoped it would, due to a combination of iffy data (high thin clouds showed up at some point in every session that I shot this target!) and my utter lack of processing skill, particularly when it comes to bringing out faint dust (something I really need to work on). I definitely plan on revisiting this with better data and dust processing skills at some point in the future.



John Renaud
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Cocoon Nebula, 


            John Renaud