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IC5176 (Cocoon Nebula)

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This image © Copyright 2008, Michael Fulbright

This is one of several images I took at Doughton Park, NC on August 3rd and 4th. The dark conditions at this mountain park allowed me to capture more faint nebulosity than I had when I imaged this object from my suburban home 2 years ago.

Acquisition Details:
Date: 08/03/2008
Exposure: LRGB
Telescope: Takahashi Epsilon 180ED
Mount: Takahashi NJP
Camera: SXV-H9