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The Cocoon Nebula (Sh-126) containing open cluster IC5146 and surrounded by dark nebular Barnard 168. 12 x 10 min subs taken with modded Canon 450d on M-N Skywatcher 190 F5.3/EQ6, with Astronomic UHC Filter blended with 9 x10 min subs with Baader 7nm Narrowband Filter, guided by PHD and stacked in DSS / processed in Photoshop CS. [Ian Smith]