IC1396
The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the IC 1396 star cluster and ionized gas region located in the Cepheus constellation about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible wavelengths.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: FSQ106N
Mount: EQ6
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astrodon Ha
Ha: 3x20min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
Elevation:550m
28 May 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL Final creation: Photoshop CS3
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