The Cocoon’s Dust Trail

Photographer
Kevin Sipprell
Email
k.sipprell@mchsi.com
Location of photo
Minnetrista, MN
Date/Time of photo
August 11 & 12, 2015 from 11:00pm to 4:30am both nights
Equipment
Takahashi 4.7 inch TSA-120 refractor with TOA-35 reducer (f/5.3) and a Starlight Xpress SX-25C CCD (6MP). A total of thirty x 15 min (7.5 hrs) (OSC RGB) exposures, stacked.
Description
The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146), a small star forming reflection/emission nebula with the nearby dark nebula Barnard 168 approximately 4,000 ly away in the constellation Cygnus
Website
http://www.scopefocus.info/