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The Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

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The Elephant's Trunk

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The Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

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The Elephant's Trunk

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 14, 2021
Frames:
53×900(13h 15′)
Integration:
13h 15′
Avg. Moon age:
8.07 days
Avg. Moon phase:
57.31%

RA center: 21h35m02s.14

DEC center: +57°2701.9

Pixel scale: 2.095 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.449 degrees

Field radius: 1.121 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2318x3079

File size: 5.6 MB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

20 light years long, and 2,400 light years away, this dark, dense nebula is part of a star-forming region (IC 1396). The Elephant's Trunk itself is thought to contain several very young protostars. At the very top of the trunk you can see a tiny star that has ignited fusion and is now carving out a space within the dark cloud. This image is made up of Sulfur, Hydrogen and Oxygen mapped to the Red, Green and Blue colour channels.

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The Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

            Rob