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2020 Great Lakes Star GazeSeptember 19, 2020

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IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, and the Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection[2]/emission[3] nebula and Caldwell object 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 also known as Collinder 470.[4] It shines at magnitude +10.0[5]/+9.3[3]/+7.2.[6] Its celestial coordinates are RA 21h 53.5m, dec +47° 16′. It is located near the naked-eye star Pi Cygni, the open cluster NGC 7209 in Lacerta, and the bright open cluster M39.[2][5] The cluster is about 4,000 ly away, and the central star that lights it formed about 100,000 years ago;[7] the nebula is about 12 arcmins across, which is equivalent to a span of 15 light years.[6]
When viewing IC 5146, dark nebula Barnard 168 (B168) is an inseparable part of the experience, forming a dark lane that surrounds the cluster and projects westward forming the appearance of a trail behind the Cocoon.
SGPro, PHD2, FocusLock
10" f/8 RC Telescope
Losmandy G11 mount
ZWO asi071mc PRO camera @ 0C, gain 300
48 x 10 minute subs
24 darks
50 flats
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)
Processed in PixInsight
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