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Jeremy Likness
Monroe, WA, USA
03:00 am

Equipment Details:

Svbony sv503 70ED 336mm f/4.8 doublet refractor
ZWO ASI294MC Pro cooled camera (-10 deg C)
Celestron CGEM-II mount

Post-processing Details:

Stacked with AstroPixel Processor
Processed with PixInsight

Image Details:

In the constellation Cepheus lies a large area of glowing cosmic material that is silhouetted by surrounding clouds of dark dust. This region is believed to be a star-forming area using materials like the particles that make up a massive column that curls at the end like an elephant's trunk. This is a wide field view of IC1396, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, processed from regular light and narrowband using the Optolong l-eXtreme filter.

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