IC5146 - The Cocoon Nebula

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  LRGB 24x5:10x5:10x2.2:10x3.65 minutes
    • L binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV80S @ f/5.98
  • Mount:  Meade LX200 w/ super wedge
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM CCD, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time: 
    • August 24/25, 2004,  23:17-03:16 PDT
  • Processing:  Taken  in CCDSoft v5 using custom sequence/dithering software.  No focus change between filters.  Reduced and aligned in CCDSoft.  Combined sub-exposures with Ray Gralak's Sigma Clip.  DDP to with custom software.  Curves, leveles, saturation, unsharp mask, selective blur in Photoshop.
  • Name:  IC5146 (The Cocoon Nebula), Barnard 168 (B168)
  • Type:  Emission, reflection, & dark nebula
  • Constellation:  Cygnus
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