IC1396 (Elephants Trunk) in Hubble Palette


Trevor Nicholls

Chelmsford, UK

Takahashi FSQ106 with QE reducer
QSI 6120 Camera and Astrodon 5nm NB Filtes
Paramount MX mount

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.

This was taken over a couple of clearish night in July 15.