IC 5146, Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus

Date   08/20/2007,09/06/2007,09/07/2007,09/09/2007
Conditions   Transparency 3/5, Seeing 2/5
Scope   Takahashi FSQ106N
Filters   Astronomik UHC (10), Baader UV/IR (15)
Camera   QHY-8
Exposure   10x15min, 15x10min, Gain 63, Offet 115
Processing   ACP/MaximDL, acquisition; ImagesPlus, bayer interpolation, alignment/stacking, ddp; PS CS2, levels, curves, Hi-pass, Noel's Actions, space noise, et.al., Gradient Exterminator
Notes   The Cocoon Nebula is number 19 on Patrick Caldwell's now famous list of interesting objects. What makes this beautiful emission nebula so enticing is that it rests in the midst of a wonderful dark nebula "stream" stretching off to the north west.
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