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There's an Elephant Hiding in this Nebula: IC 1396, 



    
        

            Rob
There's an Elephant Hiding in this Nebula: IC 1396
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There's an Elephant Hiding in this Nebula: IC 1396

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA)

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2997788

RA center: 21h 40' 33"

DEC center: +57° 34' 30"

Pixel scale: 8.611 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.328 degrees

Field radius: 3.264 degrees


Resolution: 3306x2414

Locations: DeepSkyWest, Rowe, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest

Description

This glowing nebula in Cepheus is being energised by the bright star sitting near its middle. IC 1396 (or Sharpless 131) is 3,000 light years away and hundreds of light years across. It is best know for one feature, which you can make out in this image just above the bright central star, at twelve o'clock: the Elephant's Trunk Nebula. Within this peculiarly-shaped, dark and dense region stars are forming.

LRGB image created using PixInsight (for calibration, registration, integration) and Adobe Lightroom (for cosmetic adjustments). 300s exposures (61xL, 66xR, 52xG, 47xB). Captured in New Mexico at Deep Sky West, using a QSI WSG-5 CCD Camera and a 135mm f/2 Rokinon lens.

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There's an Elephant Hiding in this Nebula: IC 1396, 



    
        

            Rob