The Cocoon’s Dust Trail

Kevin Sipprell
Location of photo
Minnetrista, MN
Date/Time of photo
August 11 & 12, 2015 from 11:00pm to 4:30am both nights
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.
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
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