Feel pretty good about this one. Decided to go for a nice big bright object this time, for a little “relaxation”.
The Elephant’s Trunk is an area of active star formation in the constellation Cepheus, some 2,400 LY away.
The “trunk” itself is a large globule of dense dust, with a bright “surface” being ionized by the large star HD206267, the bright star “above” the trunk in this image.
The hole in the “top” of the trunk is the home of 2 young stars which have cleared out the dust and gas with their stellar winds.