IC1396a in Cepheus
IC1396a in Cepheus
  • 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
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