A closer view of the Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146)

Posted by Liors
on Saturday, October 8, 2016

IC 5146 also known as the Cocoon nebula or Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125.
The Cocoon nebula is a reflection emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus, some 3300ly Distance.
Images were taken from the Negev desert Israel on Sep, 2nd, 2016 and Oct, 1st, 2016.
This also is a first light of my new SX Trius SX694M CCD camera.
At 1st session, Lum- 58x 180sec bin 1x1.
At 2nd session, Red-12x300sec bin 1x1, Green-12x300sec bin 1x1, Blue-12x300sec bin 1x1, Ha-5x600sec bin 1x1.
Total integration time for light/subs- 8.13h.
Calibration frames- Darks, 180sec= 30, 300sec= 30, & 600sec= 6.
Bias= 50
Flat= 30 for each filter.

S- TS-UNC 10" CF f/3.94 modified imaging Newt.
M- Losmandy G11 GII modified.
C- SX Trius SX694M
G- WO GT81 f/5.9 & Lodestar.
F- Astrodon "E" Series Gen2 LRGB-Ha

Camera control- SGP.
Mount control- Gemini T.net.
Sky chart- Stellarium & Stellarium Scope.
Stack images & calibration- Maxim DL5.
Processing- PS CS6

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