The Cocoon Nebula

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 hydrogen emission nebula and blue ring is reflection nebulae.
The faint chocolate dust is part of Barnard 168.

The data for this image was photographed in Sicily by Carmelo.

Image credits:
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
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  1. yair tribelsky
    September 16, 2017 - Reply

    breath taking! thank you

    • Paul C. Swift
      September 19, 2017

      Much appreciated!

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