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



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
The Cocoon Nebula
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The Cocoon Nebula

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The Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
The Cocoon Nebula
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The Cocoon Nebula

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton
Imaging Cameras
QSI 690 WSG-8
Mounts
Astro-Physics AP1100GTO
Filters
Astrodon Luminance E-Series Gen 2 · Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2
Accessories
Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2 · Televue Paracorr Type-2
Software
Astro-Physics APCC Pro · PixInsight · Voyager · PHD2
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton
Guiding Cameras
Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 14, 2021 ·  July 15, 2021 ·  Aug. 31, 2021 ·  Sept. 1, 2021 ·  Sept. 2, 2021
Frames:
Integration:
11h 55'
Avg. Moon age:
16.42 days
Avg. Moon phase:
27.71%

RA center: 21h53m29s.3

DEC center: +47°1546

Pixel scale: 0.658 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.269 degrees

Field radius: 0.381 degrees

Resolution: 3263x2592

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Cocoon Nebula, IC5146, is an emission and reflection nebula in the constellation Cygnus and lies some 3300 light years away. The central star that lights the reflection nebula was formed roughly 100000 years ago. The Cocoon is an area of active star formation in the emission nebula.

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