Elephant Trunk Nebula: in Cepheus lies a very interesting cometary nebula, IC 1396B, also called Elephant Trunk Nebula. It is a birthground for new stars, which are still hidden beneath the dense clouds of gas and dust. But even then they influence their neighbourhood by their strong star winds through shock and ionisation fronts.In their surrounding there are various dark nebulae. A very interesting group can be discovered in the lower right corner of this H-alpha emission line image: I would call it "Running Couple Nebula" in analogy to the well known "Running Man Nebula".

Object Elephant Trunk Nebula
Category H-alpha Images
Designation IC 1396B
Constellation Cepheus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 Zoll, f/4.6 mit Televue Paracorr
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 14 x 10min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Flat field
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope. Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen,Germany - 29 Aug +23 Sep 2008
 
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