Elephant's Trunk Nebula
is actually the Cepheus Bubble region of ionized gas that has a field
of view of about 3 degrees. It is often called the Elephant's Trunk
Nebula because of the dark horizontal structure on the right side of
the image. The trunk is a star forming region, illuminated by nearby
star HD206267 just to its right. It is located 2,400
light-years from Earth, and is about 30 light-years across. North
is at the top.
Orion ED80 Doublet Refractor with AstroTech AT2FF
Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
(24) 10 min
Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
10-14-2017, Tierra del Sol, CA, moderate wind, some hazy clouds.