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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC 1396, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan
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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC 1396

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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC 1396, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan
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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC 1396

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics RedCat 51

Imaging cameras: ZWO 1600mm Cooled Pro

Mounts: HEQ5 Pro

Software: PixInsight  ·  Lightroom  ·  Photoshop

Filters: Astronomik S2 1.25" 6nm  ·  Astronomik 1.25" Ha 6nm  ·  Astronomik 1.25" OIII 6nm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 1.25" 8 positions


Frames:
Astronomik 1.25" Ha 6nm: 127x240" (8h 28') (gain: 70.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik 1.25" OIII 6nm: 86x240" (5h 44') (gain: 70.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik S2 1.25" 6nm: 140x240" (9h 20') (gain: 70.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 23h 32'

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


RA center: 21h38m34s.30

DEC center: +57°3247.1

Pixel scale: 3.152 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.261 degrees

Field radius: 2.539 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 4629x3496

Data source: Backyard

Description

The IC 1396 emission nebula, also known as The Elephant's Trunk Nebula, is a concentration of bright gas and dark interstellar dust clouds. It is located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light-years away from Earth. The surface of the dense cloud of interstellar dust is illuminated and ionized by a massive, bright star. The intense ultraviolet radiation it emits could still form stars through gravitational collapse. The stellar wind produced is strong enough to remove the protoplanetary disks from nearby stars.

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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC 1396, 



    
        

            Andrei Gusan