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The Cocoon nebula 2018

IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, and the Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection/emission nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cygnus.
The NGC description refers to IC 5146 as a cluster of 9.5 mag stars involved in a bright and dark nebula.
The cluster is about 4,000 ly away, and 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 (WIKI)

This Northern object was VERY hard to image from 18 DEG South (Namibia)
During June There is a window of about an hour each night to image it.
So, During my stay l managed to get 4 HRS of Luminance and 20 min per channel of color.

16" F8 Hypergraph
FLI Proline 16803
L-RGB image
Total of 5 HRS

Imaged from Tivoli farm, Namibia July 2018

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