Cocoon Nebula: Floating on a silted stream

Photographer
Howard Trottier
Email
trottier@sfu.ca
Location of photo
South Okanagan, British Columbia
Date/Time of photo
August 14-31, 2013 (five nights)
Equipment
PlaneWave CDK17, Paramount ME, Apogee U16M and filter wheel, Astrodon filters and MOAG, Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera
Description
This new image took a year for me to process! Is the result of more than 10 hours of exposures in LRGB, taken in summer 2013. I hope that the framing of the image may fancifully suggest a leaf floating along a silted stream, with the stars that crowd the corners giving the impression of multicoloured gems deposited there by the current ;).
Website
http://www.sfu.ca/~trottier/observatory.html