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Galactic Nebula IC 1396: In the bright summer Milky Way there is the constellation of Cepheus(next to Cygnus). In there Galactic Nebula IC 1396 is a very extended emission nebula consisting of clouds of gas and dust. Star generation is going on all over the place in there. A very interesting area you find in the lower central part, the so called Elephant Trunk Nebula. This is a cometary nebula, which denotes star nurseries where stars are about to appear from their surrounding dust veils while others are still hidden.

The bright star on the right is a beautiful variable star, called Herschel´s Garnet Star.

 For a narrow band Ha image click here.

Object Galactic Nebula IC 1396
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 1396
Constellation Cepheus
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 33x 5min, IDAS LPS filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No Dark- and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 130 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 25 July 2007
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