Elephant's Trunk Nebula IC 1396

 

 

 The Elephant's Trunk Nebula, IC1396 is a large complex nebula located in the constellation Cepheus.  IC1396 is 2,400 light years from earth and contains a number of young proto stars in the early stages of development.

This narrow band image was taken in July 2017 at Pinwood Reservoir in Northern Colorado using a Takahashi FSQ 106 and Baader narrow band filters.