IC 1396A  -  Elephant Trunk Nebula

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Object identification (2.4MB)

DSLR widefield image

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 until 2018-12-28 (7 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 40x8min / R 18x8min / G 18x8min / B 18x8min
Exposure time total: 12h 32min
Notes: Bad transparency