Elephant’s Trunk Nebula (IC 1396)


Trevor Nicholls

Chelmsford, UK

Celestron EdgeHD 8″ on iOptron iEQ45, QHY8L imaging camera, OAG guided with Lodestar X2. Image consists of 9 x 900s lights plus calibration frames.

The Elephant’s Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth