The Elephant’s Trunk in IC1396
Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 192x5min SII(R) + Ha(G) + OIII(B)
Date: June 2017
Location: Southern Alps, France
Having an observatory in a remote area with no light pollution doesn’t mean it’s dark all the time. The light of the moon can spoil the view. So that’s why sometimes I switch to narrow band imaging , using filters that block a large part of the spectrum. With S2, Ha and O3 filters I created a false color image according the so-called ‘Hubble Palette’. The object on this picture is IC1396 in the constellation of Cepheus at 2400 light years away.