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The "Cocoon Nebula" is approximately 4,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cygnus.

Image acquired using SBIG St-10XME camera with Astrodon filter set through 12" Meade Lx-200 GPS telescope with Astro Physics .67  reducer.

120 minutes of Luminance through Luminance filter, 1x1 binning.

60 minutes each of Red, Green and Blue, 1x1 binning.

60 minutes of Hydrogen-Alpha (blended)

Five minute sub-frames.