IC1396 - Emission Nebula in Cepheus
Emission Nebula in Cepheus
  • Description: IC1396 is a rather large but faint emission nebula at the south end of Cepheus, the king. Coming in from the left edge is IC1396A, also known as the "Elephant Trunk" nebula. The bright star is magnitude 3.5 mu Cepheus, also known as the "Garnet Star". Embedded in the nebula is open star cluster Trumpler 37 containing about 50 stars. This wide field view shows the large amount of dark nebula in the region.

  • Camera: SBIG ST-10XME at -20C
  • Filters: Baader 3.5nm Hydrogen-alpha filter.
  • Scope: Olympus/Zuiko 135mm f3.5 telephoto lens
  • Mount: SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro
  • Exposure: 11 x 15 minutes H-alpha. (2 3/4 hours)
  • Location: Home in S.W. Calgary, Alberta
  • Date: October 17th, 2023
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