C19 Cocoon Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron C11 Sct, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters. F6.3 focal reducer.

Stellar nursery in the constellation of Cygnus.

Used a thirty minute field of view to capture some of the surrounding dark nebula barnard 168.

Bright object so only needed 3 hours data for a decent image. Used luminance layering to help capture as much detail as possible.

LRGB image with 3 hours and 30 minutes of data. 20 Lum 7 red 7 green 8 blue x 5 min minute exposures.