Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  VdB142
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Elephant Trunk Nebula in Halpha, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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Elephant Trunk Nebula in Halpha

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Elephant Trunk Nebula in Halpha, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy
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Elephant Trunk Nebula in Halpha

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TMB Optical TMB130SS

Imaging cameras: QSI 683wsg-8

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TMB Optical TMB130SS

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Focal reducers: TeleVue TRF-2008 0.8x

Software: PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm


Dates:Aug. 5, 2016

Frames:Astrodon Ha 5nm: 16x900" (4h) bin 1x1

Integration: 4h

Avg. Moon age: 2.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.45%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


RA center: 21h34m08s.90

DEC center: +57°3116.6

Pixel scale: 2.730 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.731 degrees

Field radius: 0.911 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 1965x1381

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula, IC1396A, is a combination of dark and emission nebulae in the constellation Cepheus and lies around 2400 light-years away. The trunk itself spans 20 light years shrouds many young protostars that are in the process of forming. The wider complex of emission from ionized gas is identified as IC1396 and spans 5 degrees of the sky.

This is a crop of the two panel mosaic with a TMB92SS and QSI683 camera.

Here is the full two panel mosaic in HOO.

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Elephant Trunk Nebula in Halpha, 



    
        

            Gabe Shaughnessy