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Photographer:

Kevin Sipprell

Email:

k.sipprell@mchsi.com

Location of Photo:

Minnetrista, MN

Date/Time of photo:

August 11 & 12, 2015 from 11:00pm to 4:30am both nights

Equipment:

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.

Description:

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

Website:

http://www.scopefocus.info/

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