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Contains:  IC 1396, The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC 1396, 





    
        

            LurkingTaco
IC 1396

IC 1396

Technical card

Resolution: 3123x2301

Frames: 400x30"

Integration: 3.3 hours

Astrometry.net job: 2158771

RA center: 324.923 degrees

DEC center: 57.767 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.264 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 73.083 degrees

Field radius: 1.759 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

So I took this image while I was in Rochester NY last week. This combination of 3.5 hours of exposures through a 420mm camera lens is of what's known as IC1396, a large nebula of ionized gas (the width of a few moons) in the constellation Cepheus. The nebula is best known for a feature called The Elephant's Trunk. It's in there somewhere, but tough to see with this wide-field view. This could be so much better, but I'm still getting the hang of this (frustrating) hobby!

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