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IC 1396A - The "Elephant's Trunk" Nebula


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About this observation
Loyd Overcash
Time of observation
20/10/2019 - 23:00
IC 1396A
Observing location
Fort Davis, Texas, USA
14.5 inch RCOS scope
SBIG STL-6303 CCD camera
LRGB of 75 mins L and 30 mins colours in 5 min subs

Loyd Overcash lives in Houston, Texas and is a member of the Houston Astronomical Society.  He does his observing and imaging from his second home near Fort Davis, Texas.  The Elephant’s Trunk nebula (IC 1396A), is only a small part of the nebula IC 1396.  This image was taken on 2019-10-20 using a 14.5 inch RCOS and SBIG STL-6303 CCD camera.  It is an LRGB of L=75 min. and 30 min. each RGB all in 5 min. subs.  IC 1396 is a large and comparatively faint emission nebula and star forming region over 100 light-years in diameter, located about 2,400 light-years away in the constellation of Cepheus.

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