Autumnal Elephant’s Trunk Nebula


Ãlvaro Ibáñez Pérez

Daganzo de Arriba, Madrid, Spain

TS115 Triplet APO, NEQ6 Pro II, Atik 460ex mono, Guiding with EZG60 and lodestar

Photographed in late autumn, therefore, with autumnal colors. 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 2400 light years away from Earth.