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CocoonNebula PS3

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CocoonNebula PS3

06/28/2022
Tried a new target last night, IC 5146, The Cocoon Nebula, distance 3,262 light years away.
It’s still very low on the horizon, so, had to deal with a lot of atmospheric dispersion, but what came out surprised me.
I knew I would need more photons to bring it out, so, I bumped my usual 5 second exposures up to 10 seconds.
Thanks to its location, my stars didn’t elongate too much.
Orion Xtg10 goto Alt/Azimuth telescope
ZWO 178 MC camera
Baader Planetarium Neodymium Filter
ZWO EAF focuser
IC 5146, The Cocoon Nebula, distance 3,262 light years
468x10second subs survived sorting out 500 subs
Captured with NINA
Processed in Pixinsight, Photoshop, and Topaz
Bortle 7






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