Imaging the Cocoon Nebula (IC5146)

Tonight I imaged the Cocoon Nebula (IC5146) – a reflection / emission nebula in constellation Cygnus. The cluster is about 4,000 ly away. The seeing was great and the guiding with PHD worked perfectly well. I was a fantastic summer night.

For stacking I used DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 with Kappa-Sigma Clipping. The picture is also available in full resolution here.

Date2015/07/21
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectIC5146 (Cocoon Nebula)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance8x, 600s, bin: 1x1
Red11x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Green11x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Blue11x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Dark10x
Flat10x
Total exposure~2h42min.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 16, 2022 at 23:20 pm

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