IC1396: The Elephant Trunk Nebula Close-up Images
Also includes a bit of Cygnus at top right and Lacerta right. The bright red area shows the Elephant Trunk Nebula and IC 1396. Barnard 169 is the dark area below right while Barnard 160 is the most prominent dust lane above and LDN 1109 is the area to the right around a bright star. This is a 36*4 minute image Nikon 55mm f2.8 lens at f4 and the Canon 20Da (modified), on the AP 900GTO mount at Starry Nights October 2010. Check out a another view of this area here.
See the Cassiopeia Area Astrophotography page for a wider view and discussion of a few other objects. This is from the December 2010 from the Davis Mountains. Same gear as described below. 32 * 4 minute exposure = about 2 hours. Skies were a little soft during this one, making for a softer and more diffuse image. My notes say: Barnard 169 is the dark area below right while Barnard 160 is the most prominent dust lane above and LDN 1109.
IC1396: The Elephant Trunk Nebula
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