IC5146 Cocoon Nebula in Halpha from Epsilon 180ED and IMG6303E

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Taken on September 22, 2006 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Takahashi Epsilon 180ED imaging scope (f/2.8, F=500mm)

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera operated at -26C

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Finger Lakes PDF Focuser with custom made adaptors

Takahashi FCT76 guide scope

SBIG ST7ME guide camera operated at -10C

14 exposures of 10 minutes through Halpha filter

Two hours 20 minutes total exposure time

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