This reflection/emission nebula is about 3,300 light years away (it is difficult to determine the distance) in the Cygnus constellation. Also known as IC5146.
The nebula is about 15 light years wide, and contains a newly developed cluster of stars. Near the bottom left of the full sized image (click link to see that), is a reflection nebula (partially cut off on the bottom of the image), the blue glow caused by light from a star reflecting off the gas.
The nebula is 12 arcminutes across, or about 40% of the width of the moon.
This is the second official image with the new telescope! An AG Optical Systems 14.5″ iDK with carbon fiber tube. It is also my longest exposure time to date, 23 hours.
I also used Russell Croman’s StarShrink PhotoShop plugin on this image. This helps return the stars to more of a pinpoint, and less of a fuzzy bloated star. The stars get fuzzy and bloated from the Earth’s atmosphere moving around.