Autumnal Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

Photographer
Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez
Email
alibperez@gmail.com
Location of photo
Daganzo de Arriba, Madrid, Spain
Date/Time of photo
1 November, 2014
Equipment
TS115 Triplet APO, NEQ6 Pro II, Atik 460ex mono, Guiding with EZG60 and lodestar
Description
Photographed in late autumn, therefore, with autumnal colors. The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2400 light years away from Earth.
Website
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kokehtz/
CATEGORIES
Astronomy Pictures: Sky & Telescope's Online Gallery, Nebula & Galaxy Pictures
Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez

About Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez

My name is Álvaro Ibáñez Pérez. I’m a Spanish astrophotographer, from Madrid. In 2012 I bought my first telescope (70/700 achromatic refractor) and my first Canon DSLR camera and I started taking pictures of the sky, something I’ve been doing ever since. Currently, I have a Takahashi FSQ106EDX telescope, a Takahashi EM400 mount and a monochromatic Atik 16200 CCD camera. I constantly avoid the light pollution from my city, Madrid, so I usually travel more than 200km away from home to capture quality photographs.
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