IC 1396, Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, a dense region of dust and gas found within the considerably larger star forming region IC 1396 in Cepheus constellation. The elongated globule of dust and gas was named the Elephant’s Trunk because it resembles an elephant’s head and trunk at visible wavelengths, appearing as a dark patch with a bright winding rim. It is located at a distance of 2,400 light years from Earth.
Details of image:
📷 Exposure: (Ha, OIII, SII)
Hα, bin 1, 40x 600s
OIII, bin 1, 30 x 600s
SII, bin 1, 30 x 600s

🔭 Equipment
Mount: RainbowAstro RST-135E 
Telescope: Refractor WO RedCat, f/4.9, ouverture 51mm, 250mm focal length
Camera: QSI 6120 wsg (Sony ICX834 sensor) 
Filters: 8-positions filter wheel integrated in camera
Guidescope: NA (off-axis auto guider)
Guiding camera: QHY 5-II

💻 Software: 
(Windows 10) Sequence Generator Pro, PHD2, SkySafari, ASCOM drivers
(Mac OSX) PixInsight

Ayia Napa, Cyprus 
Suburban light pollution, Class 5 of darkness in Bortle scale.
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