Credit & Copyright: T. Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage) & H. Schweiker (WIYN, NOAO, AURA, NSF)
NASA APOD 14-Apr-14
IC 1396 is ionized gas region located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth.
Such embedded, dark, tendril-shaped clouds contain the raw material for star formation and hide protostars within the obscuring cosmic dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a large region on the sky, spanning over 5 degrees.
Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO Newton 8″ f/5
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 350D / Digital Rebel XT
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 Syntreck
Guiding telescopes or lenses: GSO Viewfinder 8X50
Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG
Software: Iris, PHD guiding, photoshop
Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD Filter
Dates: July 16, 2012
Integration: 15.0 hours
Author: Fredéric Segato
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
7 Abril 2014