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IC5146 Cocoon Nebula

IC5146 also called Cocoon Nebula is located in the constellation of Cygnus and is surrounded by a large amount of dark clouds and consists of emission, reflection and absorption nebulosities.

Distance to earth: 3’000 lightyears
Apparent size: each approx 12 arcminutes (0.4 x the moon)

Imaging time: 12 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: August – September 2017
Total exposure time: 12 hours
Color combination: LRGB

Image data:
18 x 1200s LUM
10 x 3 x 600s RGB bin2
11 x 3 x 60s RGB