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16th - 27 th October 2107

ELEPHANT'S TRUNK NEBULA  IC1396

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.

Equipment:

Telescope: SW ED80 Pro

Guide Scope: SW ST80 with Orion Starshoot

Mount: NEQ6 Pro

Camera: Atik 460ex Mono

Filter Wheel: Atik FW2

Filters: Baader Narrowband

Ha 16 x 900 seconds

Oiii  8 x 900 seconds

Sii 13 x 900 seconds

Total Integration 9 hours 15 minutes