IC1396a Hubble Palette

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The Elephant’s Trunk nebula is a structure within the constellation of Cepheus and an area of star formation. This is a 14 hour exposure total of two separate images combined into one to capture the entire object. This area is 3,000 light years from earth. Taken October 22-26, 2015 with a SBIG ST8300m camera and Narrow Band filters. Click to enlarge. 

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