Elephant Trunk

Dark Nebula near IC 1396

Also designated as van den Bergh 142

Exposure:                   L = 120 min 1x1 (Clear - no filter), RGB = 60 min 2x2
Date:                           Sept. 4-21, 2008.
Comments:                 Some people think the left end of the 'trunk' looks like a parrot's head looking downward.  My wife sees a horse and rider entering the red nebula from the right.

                                      

Don Scott 2008

The Holin A. Grotch Observatory

                            

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