Deep Sky Object in Autumn
Close-up of IC1396 (Elephant trunk Nebula)

Date & Time: Aug 12 2016, from 25:37 to 27:15 JST(+0900)
Composed 7 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P2-FF light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 600D (Remodeled)
Location: Oogawara pass, Saku city, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

IC1396 / Diffused Nebula, type 2 E
R.A.21h 39m 6.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+57° 30' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size165×135'
Real Size120×100 light yrs.
Magnitude -
Distance2500 light yrs.
Other IDsLBN451, LBN452
This image shows you a central region of IC1396. You can see a clear lane of dark nebulosity from west to east, having a nick name of "Elephant trunk nebula". The dark cloud has a "Bright-rim" structure, emitting reddish light in its edge.

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Dark Nebulae around IC1396

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