Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Cocoon Nebula  ·  IC 5146  ·  The star π2Cyg
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Falling Nebula, 



    
        

            Fritz
Falling Nebula
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Falling Nebula, 



    
        

            Fritz
Falling Nebula
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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics RedCat 51
Imaging Cameras
ATIK 383L+ Mono
Mounts
Losmandy G11G
Filters
Astronomik B 1.25" · Astronomik G 1.25" · Astronomik R 1.25" · Astronomik OIII 1.25" 12nm · Astronomik Ha 1.25 12nm · Astronomik L 1.25"
Accessories
ZWO EAF Motor Focus · Atik EFW2 filter wheel
Software
PHD2 Guiding · Seqence Generator Pro · PixInsight 1.8 Ripley PixInsinght 1.8 RC7
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics RedCat 51
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astronomik B 1.25": 8x1200" (2h 40') -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik G 1.25": 6x1200" (2h) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 1.25 12nm: 20x1800" (10h) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik L 1.25": 50x300" (4h 10') -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik R 1.25": 12x1200" (4h) -15C bin 1x1
Integration:
22h 50'
Darks:
25
Flats:
25
Bias:
25
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4216404

RA center: 21h49m10s.1

DEC center: +48°1958

Pixel scale: 4.489 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.918 degrees

Field radius: 2.590 degrees

Resolution: 3318x2501

Locations: Home, Orlando, Florida, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I typically image at long focal lengths, near 2000mm, and this image was one of my first wide field attempts. I quickly found that imaging wide field created the chance to really use composition on the target. Normally I’m imaging a small galaxy or nebula and simply place it at the center of the image because there’s nothing else interesting around – wide field is polar opposite.

For this image I wanted to create a look of the Cocoon nebula falling by using the background nebulosity. In order to take advantage of clear nights with a full moon I decided to try out an HaL, HaR, G, B image. I blended the hydrogen data with L and R using the continuum method in PixInsight to get a natural looking image. In total this image consists of nearly 23 hours of data. I image from my backyard observatory in the suburbs of central Florida so I need a good amount of data to fight the local light pollution.

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Falling Nebula, 



    
        

            Fritz