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IC1396 Elephants Trunk Nebula

The Elephants Trunk Nebula is a part of a large concentration of interstellar gas now known to be known of the birthplace of new stars. The youngest stars within are estimated to be no older than 100’000 years.

Distance to earth: 2’400 lightyears
Apparent size: 90 arcminutes (3 x the moon)

Imaging time: 16 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: June – August 2016
Total exposure time: 16 hours
Color combination: SII=Red, HA=Green, OIII=Blue

Image data:
22 x 1200s HA
13 x 1200s OIII bin2
13 x 1200s SII bin2