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In the constellation Cepheus lies a large area of glowing cosmic dust that is silhouetted by surrounding clouds of dark dust. This region is believed to be a star-forming area using materials like the particles that make up a massive column that curls at the end like an elephant's trunk. This is a wide field view of IC1396, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, processed from regular light and narrowband using the Optolong l-eXtreme filter.
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Telescope:   Svbony sv503 70ED
Length:   336mm
Aperture:   70mm
F-stop:   f/4.56
Sessions:   2
Captured:   2022-09-06 to 2022-09-22
Lights:   127
Exposure:   180
Total exposure:   6 h
Ra:   21h 39m 16.5s
Dec:   +57° 32' 59.399
Size:   175.309 x 132.464 arcmin
Radius:   1.831 deg
Scale:   1.429 arcsec/pixel