IC 1396 - VdB142 area

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Dark  Nebula Cepheus 21h36.1 +57°25' 30'x25' n.a. 3,000 ly

IC 1396 (also known a Elephant's Trunk nebula) is a very large nebulosity in constellation Cepheus at a distance of about 3,000 light years. This selected area shows a dark nebula portion and the cometary nebula VdB142.

IC 1396, VdB142 area

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Aug 29, 2002 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300