Cocoon Nebula Panorama - IC5146
||TEC 140APO with Flattener at f7.2
||mag 5-5.5 sky in average
||LHaRGB = 8.5-16-2.2-2.2-2
Left total: 30.8h
LHaRGB = 7.5-13.5-2.2-2-2
Right total: 27.2h
overal total 58h
||MaxIm DL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS4
This image is an extention to the previously published image of the Cocoon Nebula.
The complete dataset was reprocessed for this panoramic view that also includes the dark nebulas cataloged as LDN
1010, 1020, and 1024.
Below you find similar cropped areas as in the previous version, again in 150% and 100% resolution.
Click on the respective thumbnails to see the larger images.
click here for a 40% size image, 2894x1056 (3006KB)
click here for a 75% size image, 5425x1979 (6565KB)
Below are three black and white images showing (1) a pure Halpha image (2) the processed luminance image, and
(3) the luminance before processing. The latter image illustrates the enormous star density in this field of view.
Click on the image below for a narrowband Halpha image of the area (16 hours exposed) - 486KB:
Click on the image below for a pure stretched luminance image (29.5h) - 571KB
Click on the image below for the luminance image prior to the extraction of the faint nebula - 615KB