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Photographer:

Peter Hannah

Location of Photo:

IC Astronomy, Oria, Spain

Date/Time of photo:

May 2024

Equipment:

Planewave CDK 14, 10Micron GM2000 mount, FLI Proline P9000 CCD camera, Astrodon LRGB filters

Description:

The Elephant’s Trunk is the name given to this small part of the giant IC1396 gas cloud, which is glowing in the radiation from a very bright triple-star system of O-type stars (HD206267), which is out of sight to the left of the field. This view combines a standard set of LRGB exposures with a deep H-alpha narrowband image, which provides most of the red ionized hydrogen component. The field of view in this image is 49 arc-minutes square. South is up. Exposure times: Lum 13hrs, Red 7.5hrs, Green 9hrs, Blue 9hrs, H-alpha 27hrs.

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