This image shows IC1396, including the VDB142, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, in Cepheus.
This image was acquired using an SBIG STL11000M CCD camera mounted on a Tele Vue NP127is.
This image is a color composite of a stack of 30 eight-minute exposures binned 1x1 taken
through a Hydrogen-alpha filter for the luminance channel,
combined with stacks of 15 eight-minute exposures binned 2x2 taken through red, green and blue filters
for the color channels.
The images were calibrated, defect-corrected, stacked and G2V-balanced using AIP4Win Version 2.
This image has been resampled down from its original size of 4008x2672.