Cocoon Nebula

Updated: 12.4.03

IC5146, also known as the Cocoon Nebula, is a large, but faint nebula located in the constellation of Cygnus. The object was intentionally offset to try and capture the interesting, but small reflection nebula off to the right. Some field curvature can be seen from the focal reducer. This image was taken at the Chiefland Star Party, 2003.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

37x4 mins

f/6 (f/6.3 FR at 90mm spacing)

Stacked and processed in Astroart (no darks and no flats)

guided with the MX7C on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor with 2x barlow


Chiefland Star Party