Elephant’s Trunk Nebula


Harry Piper

99A Longspring, Watford, Herts.

Orion Optics Europa 250mm Newtonian with Orion 50mm mini guide scope on HEQ5 mount. Atik 428EX mono CCD camera. Astronomik H alpha filter and QHY RGB filter set.

The Elephant’s Trunk is a feature within the large emission nebula IC 1396 in Cepheus.
My image combines an H alpha narrow band luminance image with an RGB colour image. This is one of my first successful images with The Orion mini guider.