IC 1396A  -  wide field

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Object identification (4.7MB)

Image with 12" Newtonian (f=1120mm)

Object data of IC1396A

Object type: Bright rimmed cloud (emission nebula and dark nebula)
Size: 20'
Magnitude: -
Constellation: Cep
Distance: 2,400 Ly
Notes: IC 1396A, also known as the Elephant Trunk Nebula is a bright
rimmed cloud (BRC) on the periphery of the nearby giant HII region IC 1396 produced by the Trumpler 37 cluster. IC 1396 has a rich population of more than 20 bright-rimmed and cometary globules seen in silhouette against the emission nebula. The Elephant Trunk Nebula is the brightest BRC of IC 1396.

The small reflection nebula vdB 142 is embedded in IC 1396A.

Exposure data

Date: 2018-11-08 + 2018-11-11 + 2018-11-15
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: 52x6min
Exposure time total: 5h12min
Notes: Bad transparency