Pieter Vandevelde
IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula complex with Barnard 168 in Cygnus

IC 5146 the Cocoon Nebula complex with Barnard 168 in Cygnus

Scope: 10" f/3.8 Newtonian
Mount: Mesu 200 Sitech
Guiding: Lodestar + custom oag
CCD: sbig st8300 @ -12°C
Filter: Baader L UV/IR
Exposure: 12 h total (15 min subexposures binned 1x1)
2 panel mosaic

Resolution: 1.16 arcsec/pixel

Imaged during 3 nights early September 2016 from Provence Southern France. The very faint background dust is starting to reveal itself.

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."  – Oscar Wilde

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