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The Elephants Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

The "Elephant's Trunk Nebula" in Cepheus

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is part of IC1396, which is a huge emission nebula in Cepheus. It is a cometary globule, which consists of gas and dust, compressed by the strong radiation of a nearby star. New stars are probably born within.The 'Hubble palette' has been used to map the emission lines of SII, Ha and OIII to R:G:B.

Telescope: ASA 10N-OK3 f3,6
Mount: Astrotec OTE150
Guider: Starlight XPress Loadstar
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI Ha - 8nm, OIII - 8nm, SII - 8nm
Exposure: Ha:6x900sec, OIII:8x900sec, SII:8x900sec
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 1.37, PixInsight SE 1.2 full exif

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