Oct 062015

Here’s a shot of the Cocoon Nebula (IC5146) in Cygnus. It’s an interesting emission/reflection nebula (the bright pinkish/red part) with Barnard 168, a trailing dark nebula (not to be confused with “dark matter”) seen in this widefield image.

Takahashi FSQ106/SBIG STL11k

Here’s an LRGB version:


And another using about 3 hours of data taken through a hydrogen-alpha filter, assembled as a HaL-HaR-G-B image (if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, it’s just the mapping of the filters to the colors we can see with our eyes).



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