IC5146 - The Cocoon Nebula


Found in the constellation Cygnus

<>ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon 6nm H-Alpha filter
AP155EDF Triplet Refractor w Robofocus
H-Alpha: 11  x 20 min
RGB: 8 x 5 min
Self-guided on an AP900GTO mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels in PS CS4
Sharpening via High Pass Filters
Noise Reduction via Reduce Noise in PS CS4

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Flesherton, Ontario
May 18 2009