IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula


Found in the constellation Cepheus

The Elephant Trunk Nebula - IC1396 (open cluster with associated nebulosity) and vdB142 (the elephant trunk that gives this object its name)
STL11000 w 6nm Astronomik H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ Refractor w Robofocus
7 x 20 min self-guided on an AP900GTO mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels, Curves and some minor noise reduction in PS CS2

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Click HERE to see a close-up of the Elephant Trunk taken with my AP155EDF and ST10XME

Flesherton, Ontario
June 15 2008