IC1396, somtimes referred to as the garnet star nebula, is an emission nebula illuminated by a cluster of stars located in the constellation Cepheus.  IC1396 lies at a distance of about 2,400 light-years and contains IC1396A, commonly called The Elephants Trunk nebula, (partially visible in this image at top center.)

This area is thought to be a star forming region containing several very young stars whose age is estimated to be less than 100,000 years old.

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  Evening of October th, 2014.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Da

TELESCOPE:  Orion 100ED @ F/7.65

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  79

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  45x400sec, 34x600sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  10hrs 35min.

SUBTRACTIONS: 32 dark frame, 20 flat-frames, 16 dark-flat frames and 10 bias frames.

CAPTURE: MaximDL

STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING: Photoshop CS3

 

 

 

 

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