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IC 5146 & Barnard 168, Ha, 



    
        

            Stephen Garretson
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IC 5146 & Barnard 168, Ha

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
IC 5146 & Barnard 168, Ha, 



    
        

            Stephen Garretson
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IC 5146 & Barnard 168, Ha

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics Star 71 Gen II Astrograph

Imaging cameras: ASI ZWO 1600MM-cooled

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Software: SGP  ·  PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsight

Filters: Baader Ha 7nm 36mm ha


Dates:Nov. 21, 2018

Frames:Baader Ha 7nm 36mm ha: 40x180" (2h) (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~15

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 12.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Astrometry.net job: 2382352

RA center: 21h 49' 56"

DEC center: +47° 31' 9"

Pixel scale: 4.207 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -161.335 degrees

Field radius: 1.827 degrees


Resolution: 2491x1885

Locations: Beevo Dome [home observatory], Louisville, CO, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

After a colleague imaged the Dark Doodad when we were in the Atacama, I have become more interested in dark nebulae. Here is the start of such a project with the Cocoon Nebula and its westerly neighbor, Barnard 168. I plan to gather both narrowband and RGB data for an eventual color rendering.

The Cocoon obviously needs work and more data...Stay tuned...

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IC 5146 & Barnard 168, Ha, 



    
        

            Stephen Garretson

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