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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in Widefield - IC 1396

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in Widefield - IC 1396

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula winds through the emission nebula and young star cluster complex IC 1396, in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. The cosmic elephant's trunk is over 20 light-years long. . This image highlights the bright swept-back ridges that outline pockets of cool interstellar dust and gas. Such embedded, dark, tendril-shaped clouds contain the raw material for star formation and hide protostars within the obscuring cosmic dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a large region on the sky, spanning over 5 degrees

Telescope: Officina Stellare RH200
Mount: Astrophysics Mach1 GTO
Camera: QSI 683 Mono
Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB
Total Exposure: ~ 7h
Location: Mt. Parnon

Elephant's TrunkIC 1396Widefield