IC 1396


This is IC1396 in Cepheus, and is a large region of ionized hydrogen gas and dust. The Elephants Trunk region is thought to be an area of star formation.

The area was imaged through a Takahashi FSQ 106EDX scope using a hydrogen alpha filter. The image was stacked from 10×600 second images from the iTelescope site at Mayhill New Mexico. The difference from imaging from this dar sky sight is the huge number of background stars picked up.

IC1396 including the Elephants Trunk Nebula

Here’s a previous image session taken from my own observatory a couple of years ago.. There’s definitely more dust detail in the new image.

IC1396 from Hebburn Suburbs

Thanks for looking