IC5146 - The Cocoon Nebula


Found in the constellation Cygnus

Camera: Apogee U16M w Gen II Astrodon 5nm H-Alpha filter
Scope: Planewave Instruments 12.5" CDK
Mount: Paramount ME guided with an Astrodon MMOAG and SBIG ST-402ME
H-Alpha 58  x 15 min
RGB each 4 x 15 min
Acquired with CCDSoft5 and CCD-Commander
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Final processing in Photoshop CS4
Minor Sharpening via High Pass Filters

Click on the image to see it 2x.

Click HERE to see the H-Alpha data alone

Flesherton, Ontario
Sept 2013