IC 5146 aka The Cocoon Nebula processed by J K Lovelace
The Cocoon in a black frame hanging on a white paneled wall.
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The Cocoon

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Description

 

"The Cocoon Nebula is an active star forming region located in the constellation Cygnus. It is associated with star cluster IC 5146. The dark nebula Barnard 168 surrounds the Cocoon, and extends to the bottom of the frame. Barnard 168 is also called 'The Dark Cigar' with the Cocoon as its lit tip."

 

A metallic paper print of The Cocoon Nebula. Photographed by J K Lovelace.

 

Each print is Made-To-Order.

 

Photo courtesy of denamorado.

Materials

 

MOAB Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 gsm paper, acid free. From the maker's website: “Slickrock Metallic Pearl 260 transforms an image into life like, almost 3D quality.”

Technical Info

 

Total Integration Time: 9.80 hours

  • Takahashi CCA-250 OTA
  • Software Bisque Paramount ME-II OAE mount
  • FLI PL-16803 imaging camera
  • Takahashi 645 Reducer CA .72x
  • FLI CFW-5-7 50mm Square x7 Filter Wheel
  • Astrodon 50mm square filters