SH2 125 Cocoon nebula

Imaged by Jean-Yves Beninger from Ollioules, France on 13 August 2023



A beautiful sight in Cygnus, the Cocoon nebula, a giant dust and molecular cloud, is a star forming region, a stellar nursery.
The bright star in the center of the nebula is thought to be only a few hundred thousand years old, it has cleared a cavity in the cloud and the energy it radiates powers the nebular red glow.
Notice the long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds "above" it.


A closer look to the Cocoon Nebula, notivce the small galaxy at the bottom right.

Astro-Physics AP92, Field Flattener for 644mm focal length, f7

Rainbow Astro RST-135E mount

ZWO ASI2600MC camera with UVRI cut filter

Stack of 36 images of 5 minutes, bin 1x1