Cocooned in Dust – IC 5146 – (Rouz Astro Reducer-OAG)

Cocooned in Dust – IC 5146 – (Rouz Astro Reducer-OAG)

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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses : Planewave CDK14 (Rouz Astro Reducer-OAG)
Imaging Cameras : QHYCCD QHY600PH M
Mounts : Astro-Physics 1100GTO
Filters : Antlia V-Pro Blue 50 mm · Antlia V-Pro Green 50 mm · Antlia V-Pro Red 50 mm · Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm · Chroma LoGlow Light Pollution 50 mm
Accessories : Optec Gemini Rotating Focuser · Optec Sagitta Off-Axis Guider · Planewave Reducer 0.66x CDK12.5-14-17
Software : Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Stefan Berg Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy (N.I.N.A. / NINA)

Acquisition details

Dates : Dec. 1, 2022
Frames : Antlia V-Pro Blue 50 mm: 52×300″(4h 20′) (gain: 0.00)
Antlia V-Pro Green 50 mm: 52×300″(4h 20′) (gain: 0.00)
Antlia V-Pro Red 50 mm: 52×300″(4h 20′) (gain: 0.00)
Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 71×600″(11h 50′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C
Chroma LoGlow Light Pollution 50 mm: 248×180″(12h 24′) (gain: 0.00)
Integration : 37h 14′
Avg. Moon age : 8.30 days
Avg. Moon phase : 59.65%

Description

The Cocoon Nebula – IC 5145
A Stellar nursery where young stars are being formed some 4000 lightyears from Earth. The relatively bright nebula is about 15 year years across.
The dark molecular lane forms a tail perpendicular to which a hydrogen-alpha rich cloud is highlighted by red here.

The Telescope:
The faster optical setup of the CDK14 at f/4.7 was useful to increase the FOV and increase the image brightness that helped capture the faint background signal.
The imaging train have been setup with my custom design to accommodate an OAG with the reducer.

Below is the Hydrogen-alpha data:

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