- Description: IC1396a is the dark horizontal region also known as
"the elephant's trunk". It is silhouetted against the very large, faint nebula
IC1396. It is often referred to as VdB142, which
is actually a small reflection nebula near the tip of the "trunk" which is not
visible in this image.
- Camera: SBIG ST-8XE at -10C
- Filter: Schüler 10nm Hydrogen-Alpha
- Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106N
- Exposure: 4 x 30 minutes
- Location: Mt. Kobau, B.C.
- Date: August 17, 2007