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Cocoon Nebula in HaRGB
« on: 2019 January 06 13:50:07 »
IC5146 - Cocoon Nebula in HaRGB

Located in the constellation of Cygnus lies the Cocoon Nebula (IC5146), this nebula is an emission nebula. This is my first ever attempt to image this target, again like previous targets I am limited to around 2.5 hours per night on this target due to trees and the house getting in the way.
Image Details:
56x150S in R
56x150S in G
66x150S in B
101x300S in Ha

Acquisition Dates: Sept. 25, 2018,  Sept. 27, 2018,  Sept. 29, 2018,  Oct. 20, 2018,  Oct. 22, 2018,  Oct. 26, 2018,  Oct. 28, 2018,  Oct. 29, 2018,  Nov. 14, 2018,  Nov. 17, 2018,  Nov. 18, 2018,  Nov. 30, 2018,  Dec. 7, 2018,  Dec. 9, 2018,  Dec. 12, 2018,  Dec. 13, 2018,  Dec. 27, 2018,  Jan. 4, 2019
All frames had 101 Darks and Flats applied, the Ha layer was blended using the new NBRGB Script in PixInsight 1.8.6, the more zoomed in picture is of the same data but with a 2x drizzle applied then cropped
Equipment Details:
Imaging Camera: Qhyccd 183M Mono ColdMOS Camera at -20C
Imaging Scope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8" F4 Imaging Newtonian
Guide Camera: Qhyccd QHY5L-II
Guide Scope: Sky-Watcher Finder Scope
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro
Focuser: Primalucelab ROBO Focuser
FIlterwheel: Starlight Xpress Ltd 7x36mm EFW
Filters: Baader Planetarium RGB and Ha
Power and USB Control: Pegasus Astro USB Ultimate Hub Pro
Acquisition Software: Main-Sequence Software Inc. Sequence Generator Pro
Processing Software: PixInsight 1.8.6

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Thanks for looking