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    Elephant's Trunk nebula, 




    

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    Technical card

    Resolution: 1378x1350

    Dates: Oct. 7, 2015

    Frames: 17x1200"

    Integration: 5.7 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 24.60 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 25.08%

    Astrometry.net job: 816598

    Locations: Astro Anarchy Observatory, Oulu, Finland, Finland

    Data source: Unknown

    Description

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    The elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the star cluster IC 1396.
    This ionized gas region locates in the constellation Cepheus about 2400 light years away.
    This about twenty light years long formation is coursed by a stellar wind, radiation pressure, from a group of massive young stars.

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    Elephant's Trunk nebula, 




    

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