IC 1396 : The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Narrowband – Modified SHO Palette

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.

* Acquired 2017-07-29 - 2017-07-31 
* 16 x 900" each Ha, OIII, SII : 12hr Total Integration
* Stellarvue SV80ST
* Astro-Physics Mach-1 GTO
* Atik 414EX
* Astrodon 1.25" 3nm Ha, OIII, SII filters
* QHY5-L II Guidecam
* Sequence Generator Pro
* PHD2

 

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