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IC 1396

21.11.2021 at 18.44 - 00.01 - Helsinki (IV)
Tero Hiekkalinna, Ursa (Helsinki)

The Elephant Snake Nebula (IC1396A) is located in the constellation of Cepheus about 2,400 light-years from Earth. In the first image, I tried to mimic the color world of the Hubble Space Telescope, the second comes through the Optolong L-eXtreme filter as is, and the third is a "close-up" of the tip. Exposure for 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Images: 3 pcs

IC 1396

3.10.2021 at 01.00 - Ulvila (III)
Vesa Puistovaara, Tomi Kurri, Porin Karhunvartijat

A piece of the most beautiful space ... small, but the most famous and described part of the object itself IC 1396. Forecasts for the weather seemed completely unworthy for most of the week, but as if by order for Saturday night, there was a fairly clear observation time! It must have been true to try to take advantage of. The evening went quite calmly, without thinking about major worries - the coffee was consumed almost in a pan and time passed surprisingly quickly. Observations were made at several sites, both at the observatory and remotely. In the "Picture of the Hour" last night's gi...

IC 1396

27.9.2021 at 23.00 - 04.30 - Joensuu
Antti Taskinen, Joensuun Seulaset

I photographed this spectacular subject for the first time in early September through an H-alpha filter and now for the rest of the month with even more SII and OIII filters I purchased. The end result is my first color narrowband image ever. The total exposure time here is 13 hours. This narrow-band shooting with all its steps is a nice chore, and it takes time to do so admirably ... Stars removed from third image.

Images: 3 pcs

IC 1396

9.9.2021 at 22.45 - 03.22 - Joensuu (IV)
Antti Taskinen, Ursa (Itä-Suomi)

I tried to describe this large emission nebula system in the constellation of Cepheus for two nights at the frequency of H-alpha radiation. In addition to the famous Elephant Fly Nebula, there seem to be quite a few other exciting details here.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 4 pcs

IC 1396

1.9.2021 at 22.08 - 01.06 - Turku (IV)
Santeri Peltola

Last nights in Turku have been really favorable for filming DS subjects and this evening was no exception. For the first time, a thin cloud ferry hampered the shots until midnight but eventually exposures accumulated for an hour. Last night, I already received 2 and a half hours of exposures.

Images: 2 pcs

IC 1396

11.4.2021 at 02.00 - 03.00 - Kangasala (IV)
Tomi Kurri, Porin Karhunvartijat

A bright April night on the edge of the Milky Way. As the dark nights drew to a close, I decided to photograph the area of Cepheus, with a particular focus on IC 1396, or Elephant Fly Nebula. Next to IC 1393 is Sh2-129 "Flying Bat Nebula". The picture also shows several dark mists. This is my first constellation with a modified full-cell camera. The total exposure time of the image is 54 min.

IC 1396

10.4.2021 at 23.00 - 23.31 - Tervakoski (III)
Petri Kuossari, Riihimäen tähtit. yhdistys

I participated in this week’s Unistellar challenge on a heavenly safari! This challenge involves finding the animals that are currently visible in our night sky. Here is the IC 1396 elephant snake.

Images: 2 pcs

IC 1396

21.3.2020 at 22.00 - 02.00 - Kangasala (V)
Tahvo Repo

Photographed for two consecutive nights in Kangasala, in a fairly light-free place. Police also hit the scene to check the exposure lengths. : D

Comments: 5 pcs

IC 1396

28.3.2020 at 22.55 - 00.50 - Rautalampi (I)
Vesa Vauhkonen, Sisä-Savon Ursa

GoTo turned the camera in this direction this time. Too little light, more should have been integrated. However, with a good tool (APP) you can get more out of even less data.

IC 1396

27.2.2020 at 01.00 - 05.00 - Lahti (V)
Jussi Saarivirta, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

IC 1396, or elephant's snout, the result of two nights of filming. It is nice to shoot with narrowband filters, when it is possible to shoot from here even in the middle of light pollution. The recording material for this had been taken for a total of 9.5 hours, 140 H-alpha and 140 2-minute exposures taken with O-III filters. Stacked and combined with PixInsight. Last nights have been real passels for filming, I wish I could add more of these!

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

IC 1396

3.11.2019 at 22.11 - Mänttä-Vilppula (III)
Jukka Laakso

This big fog was supposed to shed more light in the second half of this year as well, but I guess I'll be left at the feet of other objects. However, the combined exposure of an hour and a half is from my longest end sacrificed to one subject.

IC 1396

22.9.2019 at 23.50 - Kirkkonummi, Komakallio (III)
Samuli Vuorinen, Kirkkonummen komeetta

A narrow-band image of the mist from the IC 1396 part has been awaiting processing until the end of September. There are a lot of interesting dark mists around the more well-known "elephant fly". The light for this has been collected for a total of about 6 hours over two nights.

Comments: 2 pcs

IC 1396

20.10.2019 at 20.00 - 23.00 - Rovaniemi (V)
Lauri Turunen, Corona Borealis, Rovaniemi

The new field of view of the RedCat51 telescope is just a passel to capture this very large emissions fog. The exposure accumulated for a total of almost 3 hours, which was great enough to capture this moderately bright subject. On previous shots, an unfortunate number of underexposures were out of focus, so I decided to adjust and lubricate the Skyguider’s wheel. This was clearly beneficial, as now all the exposures were excellent. In the post-editing of the final image, I gave myself a bit of artistic freedom and thus the end result is a bit "unorthodox" in terms of colors;)

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

IC 1396

8.9.2019 at 00.45 - 00.55 - Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio (II)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

After deciding to illuminate the Heart and Soul Nebula, I decided to continue with a narrowband description of the seemingly widest emission mist of Cepheus. Eventually, however, the idea of continuation scrapped as the clouds took the victory.

IC 1396

15.10.2018 at 20.45 - Tammela (III)
Juha Parvio, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I also photographed this without a UHC filter, which makes the colors of the stars appear much better and more natural, even if the fog remains dimmer. The difference is noticed when you compare the image to my previous observation of the same object . This, too, I would have illuminated for a longer time, but clouds began to fall into the sky, interrupting the filming.

IC 1396

12.10.2018 at 08.00 - 00.00 - Kokemäki (I)
Jarkko Suominen, Porin Karhunvartijat

The weather forecasts seemed to promise perfectly clear weather, so Tomi Kurri and I went to Kokemäki, now a well-established place. When we got there, the sky was cloudy ... In fact, the cloudiness was 7/8! However, we decided to wait a bit and after all, those clouds would eventually recede so that we could get the stands out. But not long after the clouds were in the sky again, we almost left already until a small gap appeared in the sky and we decided to start observing. I took a few test shots and found that despite the constant cloud boards, something sticks to the cell and I put the cam...

Comments: 1 pcs

IC 1396

28.9.2018 at 03.00 - Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja (IV)
Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

Again, I got to describe one of the 'iconic' objects in the starry sky that has got its own nickname - the object is called Elephant's Trunk Nebula in English and Elefant's snake mist in Finnish. The target is about 2,400 light-years away. Actually, the actual portion of the snout in the mist is called IC 1396A. I made two different versions of the fog using a different palette. The first (which I like more myself) is made with the so-called HSO palette (R = Ha, G = SII, B = OIII). The second version is made with the SHO palette (R = SII, G = Ha, B = OIII). This palette is also...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

IC 1396

9.9.2018 at 00.00 - 00.00 - Kiiminki (IV)
Arto Murtovaara, Oulun Arktos

The opening of the season was chosen as this fine mist of ionized hydrogen located in Kefe. The distance to the fog area is about 2400 light years. The object is also known as an elephant's snout as a fog, because inside the fog there is a part resembling an elephant's snout. I photographed the subject on three evenings in early September 2018 while adjusting the shooting tube for the dawn of the season. The image is photographed by myself with a 6 "F / 4 Newton tube, the ASA 2Korrr comma equalizer shortened the focal length by about 438 mm, i.e. the final luminous intensity is about F...

IC 1396

11.4.2018 at 00.00 - 00.00 - Tampere
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

"Elephant's Snake" is a target three times larger than what appears in this degree field. Exposures on six nights 21-21.3, 26-27.3 and 10-11.4 for a total of 10h 50min.

Comments: 4 pcs

IC 1396

14.4.2018 at 23.30 - 03.00 - Mäntsälä, Ohkola
Teppo Laitinen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

After all, I managed to shoot something this winter before the dark nights end. The target was selected IC 1396 elephant tip and the abundant star supply of the environment. After updating the equipment, you must return to this destination.

Comments: 3 pcs

IC 1396

12.9.2017 at 02.35 - Kajaani (III)
Kari Kauppinen

Elephant snout in the fog. Another attempt at fog, it shows some spike.

IC 1396

23.9.2017 at 22.00 - Helsinki (III)
Juha Parvio, Ursa (Helsinki)

This is a new subject for me, and quite dim for filming in Helsinki. However, it was now almost in the zenith so I decided to try and yes that Elephant tip stands out from there in the right half of the fog.

IC 1396

29.3.2017 at 03.14 - 04.55 - Tampere
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

Elephant snout close up.

IC 1396

12.9.2015 at 23.00 - Orimattila, Artjärvi (IV)
Jari Pekka Savojoki, Salon seudun UrSalo

Continuation of the artjärvi 2015 deep-sky meeting. I only had time to work on this now. Ivory mist, which is the Ha + RGB output.

Comments: 6 pcs

IC 1396

30.11.2016 at 22.00 - Helsinki
Jyrki Haajanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

The project, which started in early October, is finally completed. Total exposure time 15h. Learn more at Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/67018317@N07/31212390142/in/dateposted-public/

Comments: 9 pcs

IC 1396

8.9.2016 at 21.37 - 04.55 - Tampere
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

Here again we have to slightly deconstruct the autumn image from the older end ... In the picture, a formation known as the "Elephant Suffering" as part of a much larger fog. Picture here too .

Images: 4 pcs

IC 1396

2.10.2016 at 00.00 - Paimio Kevola (IV)
Mikko Heino, Turun Ursa

At the beginning of October, IC 1396, or the Elephant Nebula, was selected as the target. The weather was really conducive to shooting and the night was spent comfortably visually looking at the sky while the shooting equipment was doing their own work.

IC 1396A Norsunkärsäsumu

28.8.2016 at 23.45 - Oulu (III)
Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

The Rauli storm messed up the data of the first session enough to have to take a revenge (this time with five-minute exposures). The nights in Oulu are starting to get dark and the information gathered proved to be good. The only problem was on the processing side in leveling the background sky - a term like that isn’t really appropriate for that hydrogen guide view. The elephant's tip is an emission mist found about 2,400 light-years away. To understand its name, one has to look at larger shots of the subject, which also show the elephant’s tail and eye. For more information: http://www.a...

Comments: 1 pcs

IC 1396

24.8.2016 at 03.30 - Kauniainen (IV)
Olli Arkko, Pollux, Aalto-yliopisto

For a long time a hydrogen-alpha filter in testing with a wick. The night started with vague cloud droppings so this time only the H-alpha version. Hopefully in the future time will also collect the rest of the narrowband colors for this individual.

Images: 2 pcs

IC 1396

15.4.2016 at 00.14 - 01.34 - Tampere
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

The elephant suffers close up. The whole object is much wider. The 10min exposures in the sky at this focal length without wind protection are a bit challenging but I guess it would be on the calmer side when the picture was taken.

IC 1396

16.3.2016 at 22.43 - 23.51 - Tampere
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

For a long time, bright, albeit slightly loose clouds, moonlight and brisk wind. I initially took quick exposures from the “snout” to make sure the equipment that had been dormant for a long time was working. Full size image here .

IC 1396

6.3.2016 at 02.30 - Masku (IV)
Olli Halme, Turun Ursa

02.03,2016 02:30 IC 1396 "Elephant's Snake" I wanted to shoot this subject for many hours but the exposure accumulated for a total of 60 minutes. There was a bit of a problem with PhD 2 // 06/03/16 I added a third image stacked with DSS. A little different settings and t out was better than expected.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

IC 1396

18.10.2015 at 22.00 - 05.36 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

The whole night rolled under Elephant's snout. There were apparently even clouds in between because the shooting time was much longer than the total exposure time accumulated in the pile. Photos: main image

IC 1396A, IC 1396

12.11.2015 at 01.00 - Kauniainen (III)
Olli Arkko, Pollux, Aalto-yliopisto

The first destination of the evening. I wanted to describe this more this season before going too low. All in all, a couple of hours of footage had to be collected before the trees came to the front.

IC 1396

11.9.2015 at 00.00 - Oulu, Kiiminki (IV)
Arto Murtovaara, Oulun Arktos

Hi, I photographed this subject just over a month ago when I exposed it through LRGB filters for 30 minutes for each filter. The intention was to continue filming the subject even more, but for some reason it was a bit as if forgotten, it may be that sometimes I shed more light.

IC 1396

7.10.2015 at 22.00 - Oulu (V)
Jukka-Pekka Metsavainio

A new image of the formation IC 1396, known as the Elephant's Tip, from the area of emission fog. The fascinating sculptural formation is about twenty light-years long and is located about 2,400 light-years away in the constellation of Kefeus. The shapes of the nebula are created by the radiant pressure of the massive stars of the IC 1396 constellation, i.e. the solar wind. Larger pictures and technical information on my blog: http://www.astroanarchy.blogspot.fi/2015/10/elephants-trunk-nebula-in-ic-1396.html Pictures 1. An area of about one square meter IC 1396 of mist 2. Experimental star...

Images: 4 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

IC 1396A, IC 1396

15.10.2015 at 01.30 - Kauniainen (II)
Olli Arkko, Pollux, Aalto-yliopisto

I wanted to photograph this subject for many hours, but unfortunately the clouds came to ruin the day (or night). There had been a little cloud gauze before, but when it started to appear properly visually, it was no longer possible to shoot properly. For this reason, just over an hour of exposure this time. Must return to the same destination on the next attempt.

IC 1396

10.10.2015 at 23.55 - 00.50 - Orimattila (III)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The opening night of Ursa’s meteor meeting was celebrated under a cloudy sky. but the next night the sky opened. IC 1396, which was close to the zenith and is known as the Ivory Nebula, was honored to be my first subject. This time, I had a longer focal length than my previous observations of the same subject, and I also decided to crop the image in a slightly different way than before. There are several areas of darker channels caused by the stellar wind and, on the other hand, areas of denser gas that stand out as bright west. My tracking device had been subject to corrective action earlier ...

IC 1396

20.9.2015 at 22.30 - Vesilahti
Jari Luomanen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Experiments in the deep sky of a simple graph continue. This time the target is the elephant snake mist, which we see is a kind of challenge for the unmodified wise. I adjusted the image I stacked correctly with the contract and it will probably be adjusted again. Not quite the target of the easiest head, but after a fiery attempt with a simple set of this, too. The picture is a little bigger here .

Comments: 2 pcs

IC 1396

13.8.2015 at 23.18 - 03.55 - Tampere (II)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

The elephant's tip is located inside the extensive IC 1396 and with this equipment it did not even fit completely into the picture. A bit of a difficult target for its opacity and on the other hand because it rises almost to zenith. I tumbled with PI for a while before the picture became pleasing and the stars even got a little color. Images: main image , annotated and AstroBin .

Images: 3 pcs

IC 1396

14.3.2015 at 03.32 - 05.12 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

The elephant suffers from the low eastern sky before sunrise. Photos: main image and annotated .

Images: 4 pcs

IC 1396

25.3.2015 at 23.00 - Uurainen (I)
Jukka Hintikka

Admiring the sickle of the moon, the camera photographed the surroundings of the garnet star, very modest but observation nonetheless.

IC 1396

14.3.2015 at 02.40 - Orimattila (III)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

My last subject of the night was the emission mist IC 1396 of Cepheus. Earlier that night, northern lights had been observed in southern Finland near the northern horizon, but their impact did not extend so high, and Tähtikallio's trees prevented the glow from appearing near the horizon.

IC 1396

14.12.2014 at 18.30 - Ilmajoki (IV)
Mauri Korpi, Lakeuden Ursa

For a long time, filthy weather (even an hour and a half). A weak overhead cloud was an inconvenience at times, but out of 90 squares, I qualified 71 for this stack. The description ended in an avalanche. Along with the description, a dozen star flights were observed, most of them Gemineds. The second camera was trying to make star flights, but even the brightest Geminidi dodged the 14-millimeter field of scarcity.

Comments: 7 pcs

IC 1396 Elefentin kärsä

22.10.2014 at 21.00 - Uurainen (III)
Erkki Rauhala

The elephant suffers for a couple of hours.

IC 1396A

1.10.2014 at 22.18 - 00.22 - Hyvinkää (III)
Timo Inkinen, Ursa (Etelä-Suomi)

I photographed this subject as a short-term interim job when I completed my previous longer-term photography project and knew there would be no clear weather soon after the shooting night. Pictured is a fog globe called "Elephant's Suffering" (a dense accumulation of dark dust in the middle of the fog), which gets its name from its visible appearance to us. The illuminated edges of the mist are a hydrogen emission mist ionized by a nearby bright / massive HD 206267 star. This nebula is also a star-forming region discovered only in this millennium.

Comments: 2 pcs

IC 1396 & Elefantin kärsä

29.9.2014 at 02.00 - Oulu (III)
Jaakko Asikainen, Oulun Arktos

The clouds only cleared in the two lands in the morning, and after a couple of Reducer tests, I began to illuminate the direction of Cepheus. There were problems with the focus again, although I tried to aim for half of the color band separation. I miss it is the acquisition of motofocus up front. More information and bigger picture: http://www.astrobin.com/123938/

IC 1396

20.9.2014 at 00.45 - Orimattila (IV)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

The contrast between the abundant starfields and dark mists is in itself a good reason to describe the Milky Way belt, and if there are still red clouds of hydrogen gas in the same area, it is worth collecting photons. One area that is well taken into account in Finnish for this purpose is located in the southern part of the constellation Kefeus. As the exposures started, I noticed that the moisture was slowly starting to rise from the field south of Tähtikallio to the rock itself, so I had a little rush to shoot. However, I got a pretty nice amount of partial exposures that revealed a slightl...

IC 1396, vdB 142

16.9.2014 at 04.00 - Kankaanpää
Tero Hirvikoski, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Elephant mist vdB 142 visible against the emission mist IC 1396 pictured 14-16.9.

IC 1396

12.9.2014 at 00.00 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

Here’s another fruit of a two-night exposure project. The weather was a little better than the previous nights as the mists had disappeared somewhere. Exposure 12-13.9 4h 40min and 13-14.9 5h 20min. Images: main image , annotations and AstroBin .

Images: 6 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

IC 1396

6.9.2014 at 23.30 - Kirkkonummi (IV)
Samuli Vuorinen, Kirkkonummen komeetta

Despite the moon, I was able to gather just under a couple of hours of exposure from this “elephant’s snake” of Cepheus alongside the equipment adjustments before the fog began to degrade visibility.

Comments: 12 pcs

IC 1396A

5.9.2014 at 00.20 - Imatra
Rauno Paivinen, Etelä-Karjalan nova

IC 1396A, Elephant snout fog. Located in Kefeus and is part of the larger IC1396 fog area. The subject is right on the sky now and well photographable. I first tried this item inspired by the great pictures on the forum. With the C14 long focal length, only part of the subject can be seen. The picture shows 8 20min exposures shot through an h-alpha filter.

Comments: 1 pcs

IC 1396

27.3.2014 at 02.00 - Ukkola, Joensuu (IV)
Pekka Pankakoski

A slightly peculiar parsed-looking version of this spectacular emission mist, with the better-known "Elephant's Snake" on the right.

IC 1396

30.3.2014 at 02.30 - Orimattila (II)
Toni Veikkolainen, Keski-Uudenmaan Altair

IC 1396 is a combination of a bright open constellation and a dim emission nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. I decided to choose it as the last subject on the second night of the Device Days, although the choice was not entirely unproblematic. Several single frames were ruined due to overhead streaks, but I still got enough overall exposure to dim the subject. The red color typical of hydrogen mist was also well visible. Maybe then in the fall it’s time to take a remake of this property.

IC 1396

26.3.2014 at 10.00 - 04.20 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

IC 1396 is a broad nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. This image was kept busy all night as the filters had to be changed manually by disassembling the entire imaging equipment after exposing the smoothing images, always refocusing and focusing (not quite successful and therefore the color image is smaller). Mixed color image and black and white image from narrowband filters (Ha, O-III and S-II) (Ha only). Observation also in AstroBin .

Images: 2 pcs

IC 1396

12.3.2014 at 23.00 - 04.00 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

Close-up of the head of an elephant's snout. After the second iteration round of the tripod orientation, I had to test again and exposed this for 20 mins. in time between the wind messing up the follow-up. The aperture ratio f / 10 didn’t make much sense with the narrowband and I tore a little more light at the 2x2bin setting. Picture .

IC 1396

15.12.2013 at 23.00 - Helsinki (III)
Jyrki Haajanen, Ursa (Helsinki)

Here we returned again to the destination described earlier in 2012 with the intention of making the whole fog visible this time.

Comments: 4 pcs

IC 1396

30.1.2014 at 21.00 - 07.00 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

Yesterday was a cloud-free very cold and windy night. The gusts of wind forced us to adjust and monitor the equipment throughout the session (there is still a takeover of the equipment going on anyway). Luckily, he was able to do that stuff inside in the warm, surfing while eating pizza and listening to music. The dome of the observatory now moves automatically. I exposed in front of all the money, that is, until the morning, more than 9 hours. The difference from this previous observation of the same subject with less exposure is visible. The second image is the light of the H-alpha channel a...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 10 pcs

IC 1396

30.1.2014 at 02.00 - 04.00 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

At the end of the evening, I had to try a new filter set in real action. The clouds surprised and I packed my stuff to find that the sky had brightened again and would have been worth staying until the morning. There is exposure for just over an hour and therefore a bit of noise.

Comments: 3 pcs

IC 1396

14.1.2014 at 03.00 - 08.00 - Tampere (II)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in the constellation of Cepheus 2400 light-years away ( wiki ). Almost a full moon, about -20C frost and new equipment posed their own challenges to the shooting, but I guess it went well. At the same time, this was another picture with the already partially renewed equipment and at the same time the flight had to be adjusted all the time. This image shows H-alpha light for nearly 5 hours in front. That first light was the usual LRGB exposure from which the observation will come here a little later. Picture .

IC 1396A

17.11.2013 at 21.30 - 04.30 - Tampere (III)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

I booked the whole night for this destination and at the end of the Sunday star show I got to the dome to renew the hustle and bustle of the previous night with this one. The images from the weather camera show how the clouds rolled down after four in the morning and interrupted again. Luckily, I now got more exposures piled up for the color image. Neither the moon nor the light pollution of the city prevents the pursuit but the clouds can do it. Picture .

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 10 pcs

IC 1396A

17.11.2013 at 02.00 - 04.00 - Tampere (II)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

The formation known as the Elephant is part of the wider IC 1396 nebula in the constellation of Cepheus ( wiki ). I spent a couple of nights on the weekend at the tower with the full moon and the enthusiasts making their observations following. As the addition was still a strong wind came to be done mainly tests with several objects of which here is one. This was supposed to shine a little longer but the storm that hit it forced us to close the dome of the observatory and stop filming in the morning. I then returned to this same destination again the very next night before Monday and later mad...

IC 1396

17.3.2013 at 02.02 - Tampere (II)
Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

Emission Nebula IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk) is located in the constellation of Kefeus about 2400 light-years from us. The bright star in the picture is the Pomegranate Star, Mu Cephei, which is a huge, massive (mass 20-25 Suns) and luminous (about 300,000 Suns) giant. Picture .

IC 1396

17.10.2011 at 23.00 - Oulu (III)
Jukka-Pekka Metsavainio

The emission mist IC 1396 is located in the constellation of Kefeus at a distance of about 3000 light-years. The subject is wide-ranging and barely fit in the image field of a 300mm camera lens. The brightest star in the picture on the right, is mu Cephei giant star, one of the largest known, its diameter is wider than the orbit of Saturn. At six o'clock, a gas formation known as the Elephant's Sufferer stands out. I have photographed a close-up of it with an order of magnitude longer telescope. More information: http://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2011/10/ic-1396-home-of-elephants-trunk-...

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 3 pcs

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