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. Lots of dark nebula can be seen across the face and 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.

    The low number of exposures in blue and green is due to the guide star fading out.

  • Camera: SBIG ST-10XME at -20C
  • Filters: AstroDon 6nm Hydrogen-alpha filter and Gen 1 RGB set.
  • Scope: RedCat 51XL refractor at f4.9
  • Mount: SkyWatcher EQM-35 Pro
  • Exposure: 6 x 10 minutes H-alpha, 6 x 3 min blue, 9 x 3 min green, 11 x 3 min red.
  • Location: S.W. of High River, Alberta
  • Date: September 16th, 2023
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