IC 1396

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Elephant Nebula, IC 1396

Name: IC 1396
Alternate Name: Elephant Trunk Nebula
Constellation: Cepheus
Distance: 2,500 Light Years
Size: 170 x 140 Arc Minutes
Type: Emission Nebula
Discovered: Edward Barnard August 1893
Fun Facts: IC 1396A is the dark nebula known as the Elephant Trunk. This is an active star forming area with several young stars that are thought to be less than 100,000 years old.

Telescope: Televue NP101
Camera: SBIG 8300
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Exposure: 44×600 Seconds

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