IC 5146

Western Veil Nebula

The Cocoon Nebula as this is commonly called is located in the northern portion of the Constellation Cygnus. The remanents of a long ago supernova make up a large area of the sky, this is only a small portion of the entire complex.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: IC 5146
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Cygnus
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 1400 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 270 minutes, 9 x 10 minute subs per channel rgb Position: R.A. 21 hr 53 min , Dec +470 18'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 20 August 2007
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village