Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cocoon Nebula

Last night was a lovely clear night again, if a little damp with dew but here is the image I took of the Cocoon Nebula found in the constellation of Lacerta just below Cepheus. It is a is a reflection/emission nebula about 15 light years across and about 4,000 light years away.

Skywatcher 200p
EQ5 mount with dual axis motors
Canon 350D
80x80 sec
ISO 800
60 darks flats and bias.
Stacked in deep sky stacker
Processed in Photoshop.