IC 1396 The Elephant's Trunk Nebula

IC 1396 The Elephant's Trunk Nebula
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IC 1396 The Elephant's Trunk Nebula

This emission nebula, IC 1396, mixes glowing cosmic gas and dark dust clouds in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Energized by the bright central star this star forming region sprawls across hundreds of light-years, spanning over three degrees on the sky while nearly 3,000 light-years from planet Earth. Among the intriguing dark shapes within IC 1396, the winding Elephant's Trunk nebula lies just below centre
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
SPA-1Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL16083
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
Spain
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
Prodata Set published 6 June 2021
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Filters
SHO
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
Affinity Photo
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Dataset curated by Nik Szymanec.