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Dimensions2740 x 2079
Original file size777 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date modified7-Aug-18 16:37
IC-5146 Cocoon Emission Nebula

IC-5146 Cocoon Emission Nebula

IC-5146 Cocoon Emission Nebula


Visual magnitude + 7.2
4,000 lyr distant
The Cocoon Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus
Consists of bright red emission nebula with blue reflection nebula and the dark absorption nebula Barnard 168.

Image taken Aug.7, 2018 at home observatory Vernon, BC
20 x 300 sec ISO 800.
Camera is a modded Canon 60D with IDAS HEUIB II filter.
Equipment SkyWatcher 120 mm APO refractor, SkyWatcher AZ/EQ 6 pier mounted with APM 60 mm Guide scope and QHY 5-II guide camera.