Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146)

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The Cocoon Nebula (IC 5146) is yet another emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. Its small compact size and dark weaving lanes, combined with the dark nebula Barnard 168 lying behind it, make it particularly strking. The large star at the center of the nebula provides most of the energy that causes the gas cloud to glow red

 Optics:Stellarvue SVR102T w/ field flattener 
Camera:astro-modified Canon T5i 
Exposure info:42 x 180 secs, iso1600 
Filters used:Astronomik CLS