Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Cocoon Nebula  ·  IC 5146
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Coccoon Nebula (IC 5146) - LRGB version, 


Coccoon Nebula (IC 5146) - LRGB version
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Coccoon Nebula (IC 5146) - LRGB version

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Espirit 100ED Super Apo

Imaging cameras: QSI 660 WS

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV F60M3

Software: ImagesPlus 6.5 MLUnsold Digital Imaging  ·  GIMP  ·  Deep Sky Stacker  ·  Fitswork 4  ·  IrfanView  ·  Software Bisque The SkyX Professional  ·  Imagenomic LLC Noiseware

Filters: Astrodon 31mm LRGB E Series Gen 2 1.25"

Accessory: orion starshoot autoguider

Integration: 0.0 hours

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3896330

RA center: 21h 51' 48"

DEC center: +47° 24' 25"

Pixel scale: 0.562 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.862 degrees

Field radius: 0.824 degrees

Resolution: 8274x6564

Locations: Pittstown State Forest, Pittstown, NY, United States; Back Yard - New York, Pittstown, NY, United States

Data source: Backyard


This image is an LRGB version of my previous image without the H-alpha data, which skewed the whole image toward the red side. Total integration is 8.3 hours, and acquisition details are provided in the previous image. Which version do you like better?


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Coccoon Nebula (IC 5146) - LRGB version,