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IC 5146 The Cocoon Nebula

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Posted 29 June 2022 - 11:40 AM

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, APP for the second image Photoshop, and Topaz
Bortle 7

 

CocoonNebula PS3

 

Cocoon Nebula IC 5146 RGB session 1 St very compressed scale 0 50x gigapixel AFF 2 PS

Edited by kb38758, 29 June 2022 - 09:47 PM.

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