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tvdavis
2008-Jul-04, 05:47 PM
Here is a composite mosaic image of the region surrounding IC5146, the
Cocoon Nebula. I tried to bring out the complex clouds of obscuring
dust -- which are usually seen as completely "black". They are in
fact, opaque, with color, features and complexity. This was a
challenge for me to say the least.

http://www.tvdavisastropics.com/astroimages-1_00003e.htm

I hope you like it.

Comments/criticisms welcome.

Tom Davis
Inkom, ID

Siguy
2008-Jul-04, 06:03 PM
Wow, that is amazing! There are like, dark nebulae, within dark nebulae! The contrast is unbelievable.

Disinfo Agent
2008-Jul-04, 07:23 PM
Very nice.

andyschlei
2008-Jul-04, 07:52 PM
Tom,

This is a fantastic shot. The colors, detail, and the looming dark clouds of dust are all beautiful.

:clap:

--Andy

Torsten
2008-Jul-06, 05:30 AM
Wow, that is a good image.

Galactic2000
2008-Jul-06, 11:22 PM
The best Rendition of the cacoon's dusty region that i've seen!

Incredible Tom!!!

you got every ounce of that dust! WOW!

Nice job!

Veeger
2008-Jul-07, 03:06 AM
In my opinion that's worthy of APOD.

tvdavis
2008-Jul-07, 03:51 PM
Thanks all for the kind comments.

Tom

JAICOA
2008-Jul-07, 05:03 PM
Simply Amazing how you can really bring out fine hard to see dust/gas structure. Another big Wow you did Great Tom Welldone and Clear Skies.

kvwood
2008-Jul-07, 10:31 PM
Tom,
Amazing shot! Congratulations. Your color, detail and composition are simply breathtaking.

Kent

seeker372011
2008-Jul-08, 11:11 AM
as always simply breathtaking

Brian Smith
2008-Jul-08, 09:17 PM
What a fantastic image! As good as anything on APOD; I agree with the post that suggests it should be there.

jniemann
2008-Jul-15, 11:18 AM
Well done :) I think its better-than-APOD quality, personally...

chrissy
2008-Jul-15, 09:41 PM
wow that is a great picture thanks, I don't know why you think you would get any criticisms, it is fantstic. :)

clear skies

chrissy

iceman
2008-Jul-16, 12:22 PM
Wow, now that is stunning.
Brilliant, Tom!