Observation by John Hughes: IC 5146

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Mr John William Hughes


John Hughes


2021 Sep 06 - 22:00


2021 Sep 12 - 20:13


The Cocoon Nebula (IC5146)

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Field centre

RA: 21h50m
Dec: +47°31'
Position angle: -1°47'

Field size

1°43' × 1°17'

  • William Optics Z103 refractor
  • ZWO ASI1600m Pro Cooled camera
  • SkyWatcher EQ6R-Pro mount
  • Chroma 1.25” LRGB filters

North Essex

Target name

IC 5146


IC 5146

About this image

Captured across the 6th & 7th September, the Cocoon Nebula is a stellar nursery, reflection and emission nebula.

I deliberately framed this nebula in the South East corner so as to allow me to also show the dust lanes situated to the West in the field of view. To me it looks as if the nebular has just ‘rolled’ down into the corner.

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