IC1396, The Elephant Trunk Nebula

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noirlab_noao-ic1396 June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula was taken with the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. The Elephant Trunk is a dense, elongated cloud of gas inside a bright cluster of stars known as IC 1396. The trunk conceals many young protostars that are in the process of forming.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ic1396/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IC 396A
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 35m 27.8s
DEC = 57° 29’ 10.0”
Orientation
North is 90.3° CW
Field of View
22.6 x 22.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Cepheus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red WIYN-0.9m (Mosaic I) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Orange WIYN-0.9m (Mosaic I) Optical (i) 772.0 nm
Blue WIYN-0.9m (Mosaic I) Optical (B) 436.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Blue
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ID
noao-ic1396
Subject Category
Subject Name
IC 396A
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:05
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-ic1396/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic I, Mosaic I, Mosaic I
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha, i, B
Central Wavelength
656, 772, 436
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
323.865937585, 57.4860972479
Reference Dimension
3200.0, 3200.0
Reference Pixel
1642.76800537, 1014.36831665
Scale
-0.000118029450416, 0.000117858309192
Rotation
-90.304177819327
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-ic1396
Metadata Date
2022-07-07T21:05:05-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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