Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  B168  ·  Cocoon nebula  ·  IC 5146  ·  IC5146  ·  Sh2-125  ·  VdB147
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Cocoon Nebula (IC5146)

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Cocoon Nebula (IC5146), 



    
        

            Gabriel Cardona
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Cocoon Nebula (IC5146)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 9.25"

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY12

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 9.25"

Guiding cameras: Starlight Express Lodestar X2

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics CCDT67

Software: Adobe Photoship CC  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Astronomy Tools Actions Set Astronomy Tools 1.6  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Hutech IDAS LPS V4-EOS

Accessory: Orion Thin off-axis guider  ·  Clement DL2006 Focuser


Dates:Sept. 23, 2017Sept. 24, 2017

Frames:Hutech IDAS LPS V4-EOS: 27x1200" (9h) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 9h

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 3.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 1764639

RA center: 21h 53' 28"

DEC center: +47° 15' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.614 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -84.826 degrees

Field radius: 0.312 degrees


Resolution: 3038x2037

Locations: Back Yard, Richardson, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is a reflection/emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. It is a cluster of stars involved in a bright and dark nebula, spanning about 15 light-years across and at a distance of 4000 light-years from Earth.

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