Object: Portion of  IC1396 Nebula, including the Elephant's Trunk Nebula and vdB 142
Date: July 11, 2002
Equipment: TeleVue 101 at F/5.4, HX916 CCD, G11 mount; ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: (L)RGB (60):20:15:15 minutes. L binned 1x1, R, G, and B binned 2x2
Processing: Dark and flat frames, Photoshop LRGB combine
Comments: High humidity, but good transparency
Description: IC1396 is a large nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. It spans 3 degrees and is at the distance of 1,500 light years from Earth.

Copyright 2001,02 Paul Kanevsky