Cocoon Nebula, IC 5146
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Cocoon Nebula in the constellation Cygnus
Cataloged as IC 5146
Diffuse Nebula or Supernova Remnant. The Cocoon Nebula is made up of the open cluster IC5146 and surrounded by nebulosity of mostly Hydrogen gas. The nebula is located at the end of a long dark nebule B168.
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: Data lost
Date: September 2010
Software: Camera and guider control - CCDCommander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.