Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying.

— Arthur C. Clarke

IC1396

IC1396

3 1/2 HOURS Elephant Nebula (part of) 40 min RGB each at 10 min exposure, 90 min at 10 min exposures Ha combined in Maxim DL. This week is terrific week for imaging as the temperature is cooling down. Nice clear skies. Taken on two nights, Monday & Tuesday, rested Wednesday, out Thursday today for another night of experiment imaging.

IC1396

IC 1396

I hate to be repetitious but I had to go back to the Elephant Trunk in darker
skies. Here is a latest attempt at IC1396 from a dark sky site.

It was only about 48 minutes of Hyperstar with the Meade 14 and QHY8 before the
rains came. I auto guided 24 subs at 2 minutes each.

Clear Skies,
Dave

IC 1396

IC 1396

The elephant trunk.

IC 1396

nebula

IC-1396, the elephant trunk.
Happy Thanksgiving!
 

nebula

VDB 142

VDB142 (Elephant trunk) Part of IC1396 emission nebula complex in Cepheus.

VDB 142

Elephant trunk

1.8 hour exposure through tak 102s & starlight Xpress camera H alpha

Elephant trunk

Elephant Trunk region

Taken in August '08  one hour combined image of the Elephant Trunk region processed in Photoshop, false color adds something to it, not sure what! Hehehe.  Shot from Whiting, NJ thru Ha filter.

Elephant Trunk region