IC 1396 & Elephant's Trunk, California

IC 1396 & Elephant

This photo appears in these galleries:

IC 1396 & Elephant's Trunk
White Mountains, Grandview Campground, California   –   September 1, 2019
QSI 683wsg-8 -20° C   *   Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III refractor   *   f/5

This is a quadrant of the large emission nebula cataloged as IC 1396. At the upper right is a structure known as the Elephant's Trunk (although it doesn't look like one to me).

The pervasive red color arises from hydrogen alpha (Ha) emission from energetic hydrogen atoms.

HaLRGB 11.1 hr exposure

L 13 x 8 min = 1.7 hr

R 15 x 8 min = 2 hr

G 13 x 8 min = 1.7 hr

B 13 x 8 min = 1.7 hr

Ha 20 x 12 min = 4 hr

Photo ID: IC 1396 LRGB v1