James Janusz 2000 thru 2015 All Rights Reserved
Telescope: Astro-Physics Ricardi-Honders Astrograph (RHA) Designation: IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, and the Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection / emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The NGC description refers to IC 5146 as a cluster of 9.5 mag stars involved in a bright and dark nebula. The cluster is about 4,000 ly away, and the nebula spans about 15 light years. Barnard 168 (B168) forms a dark lane that surrounds the cluster and projects westward giving the appearance of a trail behind the Cocoon.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Cygnus
Camera: Apogee U16-M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:Baader Guidescope & Astro-Physics Mount System, SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Nebula and Barnard Object
Exposure Data: 4 hours Ha Position: R.A. 21 hr 53 min , Dec +47 160106'
Processed using Maxim, PhotoShop CS3 Date: November 2015
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory