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The Cocoon Nebula

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Thank you for viewing IC 5146 in Cygnus:

Approximately 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away from earth.The bright red part of IC 5146 is a Hydrogen emission nebula and blue ring is reflection nebulae.

The chocolate dust is part of Barnard 168.



The data for this image was photographed in Sicily by Carmelo.


Image credits:

Processing by Paul C Swift

Photography by Carmelo Falco



Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed

Imaging camera: Apogee Alta F9 (kaf6303)

Mount: RM500 customed

Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar

Filters: Baader LRGB set, Baader Ha 3.5nm


Integration: About 32 hours


Locations: LeMaitre Obs, Mount Serrone, Racalmuto (AG), SICILY

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Taken on August 31, 2017