IC5146 Cocoon Nebula Reprocess

IC5146 Cocoon Nebula

IC5146 Cocoon Nebula

Reprocessed some data from 2008. This image of the Cocoon was taken through a telescope and CCD camera that I helped develop, and it was one of those nights were everything was cooperating and the seeing was good.  I really like the unique color of this one.  It often has a magenta look.  Most of the red is hydrogen emission so it ought to look more red – but there’s also a lot of reflection and dark nebula which is scattering and obstructing some of the light.

Orion 190mm F/5.3 Maksutov-Newtonian
Orion StarShoot Pro 6.3MP CCD
23 x 480 second images

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