IC 1396

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the galactic emission nebula IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk) in the constellation Cepheus.

 

Introduction

The galactic emission nebula IC 1396 in the constellation Cepheus is, according to Stoyan, a faint nebulous region, which can be observed only at dark locations. But, according to Wikipedia, IC 1396 is an open star cluster, embedded in an emission nebula containing the Globule IC 1396A, the Elephant's Trunk Nebula. The nebula is much too large for the eVscope, and its "nebulousity" can only be guessed.

Size: 170' x 140' / 2.5° x 2° (SkySafari/Stoyan)
Distance: 2,500 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

The galactic emission nebula IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk) in the constellation Cepheus (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

IC 1396 - Aug 20, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Aug 20, 2020, photo left processed

 

IC 1396 confirmed with Astrometry.net

        

IC 1396 - Sep 7, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Sep 7, 2020, photo left processed

   
   

IC 1396 - Sep 9, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Sep 9, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Sep 9, 2020

   

IC 1396 - Sep 9, 2020, photo above processed

 

IC 1396 - Sep 9, 2020, photo above processed

 

IC 1396 - Sep 9, 2020, photo above processed

   

IC 1396 - Sep 15, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Sep 18, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Sep 18, 2020

   
IC 1396 - Sep 15, 2020, photo on top processed   IC 1396 - Sep 18, 2020, photo on top processed   IC 1396 - Sep 18, 2020, photo on top processed
   

IC 1396 - Nov 24, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Nov 24, 2020

 

IC 1396 - Nov 24, 2020

   

IC 1396 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

IC 1396 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

 

IC 1396 - Nov 24, 2020, photo on top processed

eVscope 2

    

IC 1396 - Nov 2, 2022 (third sample)

 

IC 1396 - Nov 2, 2022, photo left processed

Vespera

      

IC 1396, Jul 31, 2022 - original (17 frames = 170 seconds)

   
 

IC 1396, Nov 1, 2022 - original (184 frames = 1840 seconds)

 

IC 1396, Nov 1, 2022 - original (184 frames = 1840 seconds), processed

 

My Own Observations

Observations August to November 2020

Observations July to November 2022

 

References

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