The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146)

Posted by buc240
on Sunday, July 12, 2009

by Jason Cottle


This is a widefield image of the Cocoon Nebula, a beautiful combination of emission, reflection, and absorption nebula, located towards Cygnus and aprox 4,000 ly. distant. This image was captured August 31st of 2008 from Coyle Field, NJ using a self modified Canon 350XT, the exposure is a compilation of 5 x 8 minute 800 iso sub exposures captured through an Orion ED80 with a WO 0.8 type II FF/FR, Baader UV/IR cut, and LP-1 filters. Imaging train mounted on an Orion Atlas EQ-G, guided using a modified SV F60M finder, a DSI and PHD software. The data was calibrated and processed using MaximDL and PS CS2.

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