1396 Nebula and Elephant Trunk Nebula
FSQ-106N on EM-200; SBIG STL-11000M, Astrodon filters; Vixen 70X600
Exposure/Processing: RGB - 3 x 300s;
- Hydrogen alpha 6x900s added to red channel and used as luminance;
Images acquistion/processing in MaximDL and Photoshop.
09 October 2010; Chiefland Astronomy Village
The emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing hydrogen-rich gas and dark
dust clouds in the constellation of Cepheus. The nebula is a star
forming region spanning hundreds of light-years. It is nearly 3,000
light-years from planet Earth. The winding Elephant's Trunk nebula
is a prominent feature that is located just below center in the
field (from NASA APOD website).