Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396
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Elephants Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
Elephants Trunk Nebula
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Elephants Trunk Nebula

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Elephants Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle
Elephants Trunk Nebula
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Elephants Trunk Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ EQ6

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  PHD2 Guiding 2.6.3 PHD-Guiding  ·  EQMOD

Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 H-alpha  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 SII  ·  Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 OIII

Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster PoleMaster  ·  Lunatico Astronomia EZ60+QHY5 II  ·  Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo 2


Dates:Oct. 23, 2019

Frames:
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 H-alpha: 22x600" (3h 40') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 OIII: 21x600" (3h 30') bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Baader 1,25 SII: 24x600" (4h) bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 24.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 28.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3005798

RA center: 21h36m29s

DEC center: +57°3751

Pixel scale: 1.760 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 249.567 degrees

Field radius: 0.831 degrees


Resolution: 2656x2124

Locations: Mi casa, Matalascañas, Huelva, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant's Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim.

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Elephants Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Juan B. Torre Valle