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IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            RonAdams

IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula

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IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            RonAdams

IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 10, 2018
Frames:
112×90(2h 48′)
Integration:
2h 48′
Avg. Moon age:
26.50 days
Avg. Moon phase:
10.05%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2416288

Resolution: 6016x4016

File size: 20.3 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

I decided before I went outside that I was going to image IC 5146. I could not begin imaging until almost Midnight due to clouds. When I began imaging I thought the sky was clear but actually it was not. There were high thin clouds that were hard to see but my camera sensor had no trouble

capturing them. I fought with clouds most of the night. I'm surprised that I even got an image considering what I had to work with. The bright stars don't have much trouble punching through the thin clouds but dim nebulosity does have a problem. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm ever going to have a Moonless and completely cloudless night again. Anyway please enjoy my most recent image of IC 5146.

Comments

Revisions

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    D

B

Description: I was not pleased with my original image so I reprocessed the image trying to get something that I'm happier with. I like this image better but I still can't say that I'm really pleased with it. I'm just going to have to image this object again on a clear dark night and hope that I get better data to work with.

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C

Description: I did a little reprocessing on this image. I mainly worked on the background and star field.

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D

Description: I was never really pleased with the background and star field in this image. I did some reprocessing to try and improve the star field.

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Histogram

IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            RonAdams