Astrophotography

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IC1396 - Elefant Trunk Nebula


Name:
IC1396 - Elefant Trunk Nebula
Date:
27 october 2013
Exposure
: 3.5 hours - 34x 6Min ISO400
Telescope:
8" Newton f/3.8 800mm with GPU f/4 coma corrector
Mount:
NEQ6-pro, controled by EQmod/CdC, guided by QHY5/9x50 Finder Guider/PHD
Camera:
Canon 450D Baader modified, Cool box temp 4c - Sensor temp 14c & IDAS LPS P2 Filter
Location:
Prinsenbeek, The Netherlands

Object Wikipedia information

The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth. The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant's Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim. The bright rim is the surface of the dense cloud that is being illuminated and ionized by a very bright, massive star that is just to the west of IC1396A. The entire IC1396 region is ionized by the massive star, except for dense globules that can protect themselves from the star's harsh ultraviolet rays.!

IC1396 - Elefant Trunk Nebula - 3,5hrPrinsenbeek NL - 27/10/2013 - 3.5 hours - 34x 6Min - Canon 450Da & CLS - 8" Newton f/3.8 800mm
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