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IC 1396A - Elephant’s Trunk Nebula (Detail)

The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the star cluster IC 1396, an ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the nebula 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, twisted rim.


Date: 13.08.2020.

Location: Kosmaj (Bortle 4), Serbia;

Moon: 33%;

Scope: SW MN190;

Mount: SW EQ6-R;

Camera: ZWO ASI294MC Pro @ -10C Gain 120;

Filter: Optolong L-eNhance;

Integration: 2h 35min (31x5min);

Post processing: PixInsight.


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Uploaded on August 16, 2020