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Cocoon Nebula

 Cocoon Nebula by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: Cocoon Nebula
Description The Cocoon Nebula, which includes reflection and emission nebulosity and is bisected by a dark lane, is faint and only visible in telescopes. The cluster is not very rich, containing only about 20 stars, the brightest of which is about magnitude the center of the cluster and nebula.
Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Filters Hutech LPS
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding Self Guided
20 x 15 minute exposures (5 hours total)



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