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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Cocoon nebula, IC 5146
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Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) LRGB @DSW, 


            Miles Zhou
Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) LRGB @DSW
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Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) LRGB @DSW

Imaging telescopes or lenses: RCOS 14.5"

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight for Mac

Filters: Astrodon luminance filter  ·  Astrodon RGB

Dates:Oct. 1, 2016Oct. 20, 2016

Astrodon RGB: 51x600" -25C bin 1x1
Astrodon luminance filter: 28x600" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.52%

Basic astrometry details job: 1328147

RA center: 21h 53' 31"

DEC center: +47° 16' 55"

Pixel scale: 0.550 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 11.550 degrees

Field radius: 0.345 degrees

Resolution: 3607x2705

Locations: Deep Sky West, Rowe, New Mexico, United States


The Cocoon Nebula, cataloged as IC 5146, is a strikingly beautiful emission nebula and star cluster located about 4,000 light years away in the constellation Cygnus.

This is a simple LRGB combination.



Miles Zhou
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Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) LRGB @DSW, 


            Miles Zhou