Elephant Trunk & IC 1396

Elephant Trunk & IC 1396
© 2022 Thomas Fuchs

A beautiful nebula in Cepheus. The middle bottom left of the image shows the “Elephant Trunk”,  but the whole nebula IC 1396 shows much impressive detail. A whole layer of dark nebulas overlaps everything, looking like a giant explosion frozen in time.

Total exposure time: 18h (64,800s)
Image resolution: 4,650 × 4,608px (1.92″/px)
Shot from my driveway near Tucson, AZ in October 2022

Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 (250mm focal length ƒ/4.9)
Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Filters: ZWO 7nm narrowband filters in Sulphur-II, Hydrogen alpha and Oxygen-III, ZWO RGB filters
Mount: iOptron CEM26

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