Interstellar gas and dust in Cepheus

Photographer
moonrocks
Email
moonrocksastro@gmail.com
Location of photo
Valencia Spain
Date/Time of photo
Sept. 22, 2015
Equipment
Technical card Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD100 f/3.8 Astrograph Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD Guiding cameras: sx loadstar Software: PixInsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5 Filters: Baader Ha 3.5nm
Description
The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth.
Website
http://moonrocksastro.com/index.php/2015/09/23/elephants-trunk-nebula-in-ha/
CATEGORIES
Nebula & Galaxy Pictures, Online Gallery
Paul Swift

About moonrocks

Having had a background in the arts and worked professionally as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman, astrophotography made for a natural change in focus. I had always wanted to turn my camera to the skies. A move away from London to Valencia, Spain presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. The art work you see on this site was produced using basic equipment from a modest home observatory.