IC 5146 & B168


Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

IC 5146, (aka the Cocoon Nebula, Sh2-125) is a familiar object, but it lies at the end of a long trail of obscuring dust and gas. This trail is cataloged as B168; apparently EE Barnard cataloged it but it is not represented on any of his original plates.   Near the Cocoon is LDN 1055 (dark nebula) and VdB147 (bright nebula) just to the West.  B168 also contains multiple dark nebulae from the LDN catalog.



1.3X crop of IC 5146:


LRGB 580:90:90:90 (14.2 hours), acquired with CCD Commander from Animas, NM

Clear skies,

Gregg

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Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

 

Nice wide field shot. It looks like some sort of virus or bacteria with the long black tail. Nice job.

 

Bernard

 

 

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Hi all:

IC 5146, (aka the Cocoon Nebula, Sh2-125) is a familiar object, but it lies at the end of a long trail of obscuring dust and gas. This trail is cataloged as B168; apparently EE Barnard cataloged it but it is not represented on any of his original plates.   Near the Cocoon is LDN 1055 (dark nebula) and VdB147 (bright nebula) just to the West.  B168 also contains multiple dark nebulae from the LDN catalog.



1.3X crop of IC 5146:


LRGB 580:90:90:90 (14.2 hours), acquired with CCD Commander from Animas, NM

Clear skies,

Gregg

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Brian Ottum
 

Great job Gregg.  I only captured the left half myself.

 

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Hi all:

IC 5146, (aka the Cocoon Nebula, Sh2-125) is a familiar object, but it lies at the end of a long trail of obscuring dust and gas. This trail is cataloged as B168; apparently EE Barnard cataloged it but it is not represented on any of his original plates.   Near the Cocoon is LDN 1055 (dark nebula) and VdB147 (bright nebula) just to the West.  B168 also contains multiple dark nebulae from the LDN catalog.



1.3X crop of IC 5146:


LRGB 580:90:90:90 (14.2 hours), acquired with CCD Commander from Animas, NM

Clear skies,

Gregg

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http://www.greggsastronomy.com/

 

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