IC5146 – Cocoon Nebula

IC5146 – Cocoon Nebula Small silky ball laid at the end of a dark footpath, between Cassiopea and Cygnus, the small Cocoon Nebula glows with soft red and mauve colors in a sanctuary of stars. This lovely object, catalogued IC5146, Sharpless 2-125 or Caldwell 19, is a hot emission hydrogen cloud where young stars are… Continue reading IC5146 – Cocoon Nebula

M42 – Orion Nebula

M42 – Orion Nebula Given the amount of pictures on social networks, capturing and processing this famous nebula has become quite demanding. This target is visible during the cold season in the Northern hemisphere, from November to end of February in my backyard, counting roofs and vegetation. What makes this object difficult is the luminosity… Continue reading M42 – Orion Nebula

Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula.

Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula, from my backyard, through the large light pollution halo of Rennes. ~120min Luminance with 480s LPR subs on #Atik 314E, New Moon. #Orion ED80T on HEQ5-Pro. DeepSkyStacker3, #Gimp+G’Mic. Propelled by #KStars #Ekos #INDI.

NGC6992, the Cygnus Veil

Very small part of Cygnus’ Veil, before attempting mosaics. ~176min Luminance with 480s LPR subs on #Atik 314E, after Full Moon. #Orion ED80T on HEQ5-Pro. DeepSkyStacker3, #Gimp+G’Mic. Propelled by #KStars #Ekos #INDI.

Messier 42, the Orion Nebula.

Usual winter target 🙂 the soul of Orion’s sword, M42. Taken Feb 2018, -5°C but waxing moon and pollution peak… 15x60s #Atik 314E #Orion ED80T #HEQ5 unguided Bortle 5.