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Photographer:

Juan Ignacio Jimenez

Email:

jijc76@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Villanueva de la Torre (Guadalajara, Spain)

Date/Time of photo:

21/11/2014

Equipment:

TMB105/650 + QHY9M + AZ-EQ6 by HAS

Description:

The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth.[1] The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant's Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim. The bright rim is the surface of the dense cloud that is being illuminated and ionized by a very bright, massive star (HD 206267) that is just to the west of IC 1396A.

Website:

http://www.astrohenares.org

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