IC1396 – Again

Yet another take of the Sh2-131 emission nebula in Cepheus with the embedded star cluster IC1396 and home to the famous Elephant’s Trunk Nebula VDB142. It is a large emissions nebula with stunning inlays of dust clouds absorbing most of the lights. The total size of the complex corresponds to about 10 times the full moon.

This is a straight Ha monochrome image constructed from 54 exposures with 300 sec each, a total of 4.5 hours of exposure. Using my wide-field rig with the Samyang 135mm f/2 (at f/2.8) with the ATIK 460EXm. Compare to last year’s version.


Exposure: Ha-3.5nm, 54 x 300sec Date: 2017-10-17…19
Setup: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 with ATIK 460 EXm Site: Langen, Germany

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