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Contains:  Cocoon nebula, IC 5146
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Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

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Cocoon Nebula
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Cocoon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK17

Imaging camera:Finger Lakes Instrumenttaion Proline 16803

Mount:Astro-Physics AP1600

Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave CDK17

Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software:PixInsight 1.8 Pisinsight 1.8

Filters:BlueGreenRed


Resolution: 4096x4096

Dates:Sept. 5, 2019

Frames:
Blue: 9x600"
Green: 9x600"
Red: 9x600"

Integration: 4.5 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 6.74 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.21%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2908306

RA center: 21h 53' 30"

DEC center: +47° 16' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.635 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.494 degrees

Field radius: 0.511 degrees


Locations: steve, Orange county, NY, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Cocoon Nebula is a newly developing cluster of stars. Cataloged as IC 5146, the beautiful nebula is nearly 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away toward the northern constellation Cygnus. Like other star forming regions, it stands out in red, glowing, hydrogen gas excited by young, hot stars and blue, dust-reflected starlight at the edge of an otherwise invisible molecular cloud. In fact, the bright star near the center of this nebula is likely only a few hundred thousand years old, powering the nebular glow as it clears out a cavity in the molecular cloud's star forming dust and gas. This exceptionally deep color view of the Cocoon Nebula traces tantalizing features within and surrounding the dusty stellar nursery.

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Description: Increased the data to 9 X 600 per RGB channel. Lightened it up a bit. Thanks to Mike & Mikko for tips.

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Description: Re-processed with the aid of the good people at cloudy nights.

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