C19 Cocoon Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Teleskop service 12″ Richey-Chretien telescope, Skywatcher EQ8 mount,Atik 383L+ camera, Astronomik LRGB filters,
Hutech IDAS light pollution filter, Astro physics 0.67 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.

Used luminance layering to help capture as much detail as possible.

Pink colour is caused by the mix of reflection and emission nebula this object contains.

Better weather this month. Six clear nights week with excellent visibility.

Data collected on three nights. 20th, 21st & 22nd April.

LRGB image with 8 hours and 15 minutes of data. 32 x Lum 11 x Red 12 x Green 11 x Blue 7.5 minute exposures.