Ruud de Vries - Dutch Backyard Astrophotography

Fighting light pollution.....

IC 5146, the Cocoon Nebula

IC 5146 is about 4,000 lightyears away, the central star that lights it formed about 100,000 years ago. The nebula is about 12 arcmins across which is equivalent to a span of 15 light years and is located towards the northern constellation Cygnus.

IC 5146, the Cocoon Nebula

Telescope
TS 90/600
Camera
Atik one 6.0
Mount
Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 PRO
Flattener
TSFlat2,5
Guiding camera
Starlight Xpress Lodestar
OAG
TS 2" Off Axis Guider
Exposure
34 * 600sec, 3 * 600sec RGB, 12 * 600sec Ha