16 June 2013

IC 5146 -Reprocessed old fits-

IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula

  • Telescope: William Optics FLT 110 mod with FT 3025 
  • Camera: Qhy 2pro mono
  • Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 pro
  • Ts finder 8x50 & Meade DSI 1 for guiding
  • Astronomik 6nm Ha : 12x600sec
  • Luminance :  20x180sec
  • Red : 12x180
  • Green : 9x180
  • Blue : 10x180
  • Total exposure : 273 minutes
  • Location: Kithaironas mount.-Attiki,GR


IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, and the Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection/emission nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cygnus. IC 5146 refers specifically to the nebula and Collinder 470 to the star cluster.[3] It shines at magnitude +10.0[4]/+9.3[2]/+7.2.[5] Its celestial coordinates are RA 21h 53.5m, dec+47° 16′. It is located near the naked-eye star Pi Cygni, the open cluster NGC 7209 in Lacerta, and the bright open cluster M39.[1][4] The cluster is about 4,000 ly away, and the central star that lights it formed about 100,000 years ago;[6] the nebula is about 12 arcmins across, which is equivalent to a span of 15 light years.[5] When viewing IC 5146, dark nebula Barnard 168 (B168) is an inseparable part of the experience, forming a dark lane that surrounds the cluster and projects westward forming the appearance of a trail behind the Cocoon.

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