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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396, 



Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera:QSI 683 WSG8

Mount:Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera:QSI 683 WSG8


Filter:Astrodon Narrowband 5nm (Ha, OIII, SII)

Resolution: 1600x1229

Dates:Nov. 20, 2015

Frames: 48x1800"

Integration: 24.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.77% job: 859286

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is an elongated dark globule within the emission nebula IC 1396 in the constellation of Cepheus. Located at a distance of 2,450 light-years, the globule is a condensation of dense gas that is barely surviving the strong ionizing radiation from a nearby massive star. The globule is being compressed by the surrounding ionized gas. [from NASA/JPL]

- narrowband composite with 24 hours total exposure time
- 16 Ha, 14 OIII, 18 SII subs with 30 min. each
- data collected at the Deep Sky West Observatory
- after some tests, I think a vibrant color scheme fits this target best



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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396,