• The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus
  • IC 1396 in Cepheus, the Elephant Trunk Nebula
  • The Elephant Trunk Nebula is an emission nebula composed of dust and gas.
  • It is a darker region just above the brightest central star and
  • is part of a large, faint emission nebula in Cepheus.
  • Date:  23 September 2022
  • FOV:  Approximately 4.5° × 3.0°
  • Telescope:  Askar FRA300 pro (300mm f/5 Petzval)
  • Guiding:  ZWO ASI120MM mini mono guide camera,
  • Stellarvue F050G 50mm guide scope
  • Computer:  ASIair pro Raspberry Pi
  • Mount:  iOptron CEM40
  • Camera:  ZWO ASI071MC Pro Cooled (-10°C) Color CMOS with gain 240
  • Filter:  Optolong L-eNhance narrow dual band filter
  • Stacking:  Thirty-two 240 second frames using Deep Sky Stacker with 2× drizzle
  • Total Time:  2 hours 8 minutes
  • Processing:  GIMP
  • Location:  Darling Hill Observatory near Vesper, NY