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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM USA remotely from La Jolla, CA USA

Date/Time of photo:

October 8, 2017 at 0600 UT

Equipment:

Takahashi FSQ-ED 106 mm Refractor/Imaging System

Description:

This is IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth, and the area marked by arrows is known as the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, a concentration of active, star-forming, interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region. The bright rim around the Elephant's Trunk is the surface of a dense cloud that is being illuminated and ionized by a very bright, massive star. The imaging, done remotely last night on T14, a 106 mm refractor at the Mayhill, NM, iTelescope.net site, was done with narrow band (Hydrogen, Sulfur and Oxygen) filters to mitigate a very bright near full moon.

Website:

http://skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/

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