IC 1396


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Date Taken:
SSRO
IC 1396
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
11-23-2006
Description

This beautiful nebula of hydrogen gas and dust is a stellar nursery that host many young stars in the constellation of Cepheus. It is the large IC 1396 emission nebula complex. Within the nebula is located the "Elephant Trunk" Nebula (VDB 142).  The IC 1396 is about 3,000 light years distant.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
HaLR-RGB (with 1 hour of Ha, 1.25 hours of L, 1 hour of Red mixed and then added to 11x900s of each color in RGB)
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
Takahashi FSQ106N
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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