The plan was to get at least a couple of hours on this object, but..........as I started the sequence, I could see clouds on the western horizon. An hour later they finally covered Cygnus.....allowing me 41 minutes of data. Hopefully I can add to the data with at least an hour of 5 minute, guided exposures.
Based on the first 40 minutes, I think there is potential for a nice photo.
IC 5146, the Cocoon Nebula:
21 x 120 sec (unguided), ISO 800, 5 Darks, no flats, no bias
6" f/5 imaging Newtonian, CG5 GT mount, Canon 350D
Captured in Nebulosity
aligned and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker
Processed in Photo Shop CS with Carboni tools and Gradient Exterminator