The Cocoon Nebula
Thank you for viewing IC 5146 in Cygnus:
Approximately 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away from earth.The bright red part of IC 5146 is a Hydrogen emission nebula and blue ring is reflection nebulae.
The chocolate dust is part of Barnard 168.
The data for this image was photographed in Sicily by Carmelo.
Processing by Paul C Swift
Photography by Carmelo Falco
Imaging telescope: RC 410mm f7.8 customed
Imaging camera: Apogee Alta F9 (kaf6303)
Mount: RM500 customed
Guiding system: Orion SteadyStar + Lodestar
Filters: Baader LRGB set, Baader Ha 3.5nm
Integration: About 32 hours
Locations: LeMaitre Obs, Mount Serrone, Racalmuto (AG), SICILY